Tatsuya Kin earned his M.D. degree at the Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan, in 1988. After he completed a general surgery residency, he received the Ph.D. degree in experimental surgery with a focus on islet cell transplantation. In 1998, he joined Clinical Islet Transplantation Team at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Since then, he has been actively involved in more than 1,000 human islet isolations and 400 islet transplantations at the University of Alberta. He is the Director of Clinical Islet Laboratory, University of Alberta/Alberta Health Services, Canada; Adjunct Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Canada; Director at the Alberta Islet Distribution Program, University of Alberta, Canada; and Technical Advisor at IsletCore Canada, Alberta Diabetes Institute, Canada.
Biography Updated on 10 October 2013