Toshihito Suzuki was born in Chiba, Japan, in 1957. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan in 1982 and went on to earn his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 1989. In 1992, Dr. Suzuki worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Mississippi Medical University Center, Miss, USA. From 1993 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His main areas of interest are the psychopharmacology of animal models for schizophrenia and the Pisa syndrome induced by antipsychotics between 1993 and 2001, and his group has published extensively in this field. Since 2008, Dr. Suzuki has been a Professor at Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo and has also acted as an Assistant Director of Juntendo Koshigaya Hospital in Saitama, Japan. His current research focuses on animal models of hippocampal neurogenesis and gender-specific treatments for depression. He also acts as an Instructor of the educational program of psychiatry at the Japan Drug Information Institute in Pregnancy of the National Center for Child Health and Development. Dr. Suzuki is a Councilor of several Japanese academic societies in psychiatry, including the Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry and the Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology; he is also a former Member of the Editorial Board of the Japanese Journal of Brain Science and the Advisory Board of the Japanese Journal of Schizophrenia Frontier and has acted as a Reviewer for international journals such as Biological Psychiatry, Neuroscience Letters, Synapse, and the Journal of Neural Transmission.
Biography Updated on 20 September 2011