Prior to joining Tanabe Research Laboratories in 2015, Dr. Kyono held many key roles with both Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. and the predecessor company Tanabe Seiyaku. He served as Manager of Human Resources and General Affairs in the Production Division in Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and contributed to the introduction of PET imaging technology through a collaboration with the RIKEN Center for Molecular Imaging Science. Dr. Kyono also served as a Senior Research Scientist in the Advanced Medical Research Laboratory at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. and engaged in regenerative medicine research for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Before that, from 2001 to 2007, he contributed to the accelerating hit-to-lead process in lead discovery as a Group Leader of X-ray Structure Determination Group. Dr. Kyono received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Osaka Prefecture University.