Kazuo Katoh was born in Yamagata, Japan, in 1949. He received the Ph.D. degree from Medical School, Yamagata University, Japan in 1983. During 8 years since 1975, he worked as Research Associate in Laboratory of Physiology, Medical School, Yamagata University. In 1983, he moved to Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He was at the position of Associate Professor from 1990 to 2006, and currently he is a Professor since 2007. From 1991 to 1992, he worked for Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia as a Visiting Fellow. He is mainly interested in nutritional physiology of the ruminant: (1) the endocrine system, particularly pituitary gland, (2) impact of weaning on the endocrine and digestive systems, and (3) cellular regulatory mechanisms in adipocytes and mammary epithelial cells, particularly GPCRs of fatty aids. He was on Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology (2003-2007) and Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of the 8th International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology (Willingen, Germany, 1994). He is also a Member of American Physiological Society, Member of International Committee of International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, and RDA Honorary Scientist and Scientific Advisor on Agricultural Green Technology, Korea.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010