Hideki Ohyama holds the D.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Ohyama serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology at Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyōgo, Japan, where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He received his dental degree and a Ph.D. degree from Okayama University Dental School. He served there as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Periodontal Sciences. He was recruited to Saitama Medical University as a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Immunology (2002–2004). He is concurrently serving as a Research Fellow at the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program Tuberculosis and Leprosy Panel (1994–2007). Dr. Ohyama’s research interests are in the areas of immunopathology and immunogenetics of infectious diseases including periodontal diseases and leprosy. He routinely promotes translational research for understanding individual differences in susceptibility to diseases. He has focused on the polymorphisms of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and several cytokine receptor genes including IL 12 receptor, beta 2 genes, to investigate the hereditary factors regulating individual cellular immune responses. He won the First Place Award in the Research Section of the 5th meeting of the International Academy of Periodontology in 1996, the Travel Award of the 78th International Association for Dental Research/Unilever Hatton Award competition in 2000, and the Scholarly Award of the Japanese Society of Periodontology in 2009.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2012