Masafumi Takahashi received his M.D. degree from Jichi Medical University, Japan, in 1989. He worked as a Senior Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division at the University of Washington, USA. After he worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagano, since 2003, he was recruited as a Professor at the Division of Inflammation Research, Center for Molecular Medicine at Jichi Medical University in 2009. The research interests of Takahashi include the molecular mechanisms and role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease. In particular, Takahashi focuses on the inflammasome, a large multiprotein complex which plays an important role in sterile inflammation in various disease conditions.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2013