Profile Information

Affiliation
Kitasato University Faculty of Medicine, Molecular Neurology Professor
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Professor, AD
Apoptosis Research Centre/Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Senior Scientist
Neugen Pharma, Inc. CEO & President
Degree
Ph.D.

J-GLOBAL ID
200901061547511074

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
- 2012/06- Present: Professor of Molecular Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
- 2012/07- Present: Adjunct professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 2002/09- Present: Senior Scientist, Apoptosis Research Centre/Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 2012/04- Present: Adjunct professor, Department of Molecular Life Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
- 1993/10- 2012/03: Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
- 2003/04- 2010/03: Professor & Director, Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Centre, Tokai University Graduate School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
- 1992/02- 2007/07: Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 1997/04- 2005/03: Professor & Vice-Director, The Institute of Medical Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
- 1993/04- 2000/03: Professor & Director, Molecular Medicine Research Center, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, kanagawa, Japan
- 1995/05- 1995/09: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Life Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
- 1983/12- 1993/10: Laboratory Chief of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Agrobiol. Resources,Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan
- 1990/01- 1992/01: Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, U.S.A.
- 1981/10- 1983/11: Laboratory Chief of Molecular Genetics, National Institute for Plant Virus Research, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan
- 1974/04- 1981/10: Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Fellow/Act. Assistant Professor (supervisor: Prof. & Dr. Jerald Hurwitz), Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, U.S.A.
- 1974/03: Ph.D. (Biochemistry, Awarded by The University of Tokyo)
- 1969/04- 1974/03: Graduate Student (Master & PhD), Biochemistry, The University of Tokyo

SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
- 2012/04- 2014/03: Primary Investigator, Feasibility study on ALS placebo database,
National Centre of Neurology and Psychiatry (The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan)
- 2011/11- Present: Director and Primary Investigator, Anti-neuroinflammation based ALS drug discovery/preclinical safety tests and clinical phase 1 test, Adaptable and Seamless Technology transfer Program through targetdriven R&D (A-STEP)/ Japan Science Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 2008/12- 2012/03: Director and Primary Investigator, Investigator initiated clinical research of NDDPX08 in ALS, The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
- 2007/04- 2012/03: Research Director and Primary Investigator, ALS drug discovery and molecular base of drug efficacy, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan (The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan)
- 2005/02- Present: CEO & CSO, Neugen Pharma, Inc. (Investigator initiated motor neuron diseases drug development venture-company)
- 2002/04- 2008/03: Research Director & Primary Investigator, Study of ALS2 molecular pathogenesis, The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
- 2001/04- Present: Scientific Adviser, Scientific Advisory Committee, The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry
- 2000/04- 2012/03: Scientific Adviser, Scientific Advisory Committee, Human Science Promotion Incorporated Foundation, Japan
- 1994- Present: Member, Human Genome Organization (HUGO)
- 1991/01- 2005/08: Associate Member, Canadian Genetic Disease Network, Networks of Centers of Excellence, NRC, Canada
- 2001/04- 2004/03: Scientific Director, The Apoptosis Research for Innovative Medicine, SORST/ Japan Science Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 2000/04- 2003/03: Primary Investigator, Advanced Brain Science Project, Scientific Research on Priority Areas (C), The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
- 1999/04- 2002/03: Vice-Scientific Director, Neuronal Survival and Protection Project, Japan Science Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 1998/04- Present: Member, Asian Molecular Biology Organization
- 1997/04- 2001/03: Research Group Leader and Primary Investigator, Molecular Control of Neuronal Death Project, Scientific Research on Priority Areas (A), The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
- 1996/01- 2001/12: Scientific Director, "NeuroGenes" Project, International Cooperative Research Project (ICORP)-Japan/Canada International Research Cooperation Program, Japan Science Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 1989/10- 1995/03: Scientific Director, "Ikeda GenoSPHERE Project", Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 1992/12- 1995/07: Editorial Advisory Board Member of Chromosome Research, Rapid Comm. Oxford Ltd.
- 1992/12- 1993/11: Organizing Committee of Human Genome Mapping Workshop ’93
- 1989/10- 1993/03: Advisory Committee on Human Genome Research Project in Japan, Japan Society of the Promotion of Science and Education, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)
- 1985/04- 1991/03: Research group leader, Research Project on "Studies on Molecular Biological Aspects of Chromosomes", Promoting Science and Technology Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)

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