Kenya Honda is a Professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, JAPAN; and also the Team leader of Laboratory for Gut Homeostasis, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), Yokohama, JAPAN. He received his M.D. from Kobe University School of Medicine and his Ph.D. from Kyoto University School of Medicine in Japan. He has been working on the identification of specific members of the gut microbiota that have a deep impact on the immune system. He received the NISTEP Award in 2013, the Gottfried Wagener Prize in 2014, Bälz award in 2016. He is a Scientific Co-founder of Vedanta Biosciences and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Science Translational Medicine.
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