Yoh Matsumoto, MD, PhD is a specially appointed researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMIMS). Before joining TMIN, he was an assistant professor at Department of Immunology, Niigata University School of Medicine. Dr. Matsumoto started investigations regarding elucidation of pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune diseases such as encephalomyelitis and myocarditis and development of immunotherapies. At TMIMS, Dr. Matsumoto extended his works in several research fields. He developed DNA vaccines against autoimmune and Alzheimer’s diseases. In parallel, Dr. Matsumoto started clinical researches using samples obtained from multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer patients in collaboration with clinicians at Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital. Dr. Matsumoto published more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers and invited reviews. Dr. Matsumoto has received grants from the Ministry of Health, Japan and from Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Dr. Matsumoto is a Board Member of Journal of Neuroimmunology and has reviewed papers for more than twenty peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as a Member of International Advisory Board of International Society of Neuroimmunology and a Board Member of Japan Neuroimmunology Society and Neuropathology Society.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012