Hisashi Masuyama was born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1961. He received the M.D. degree from Okayama University School of Medicine in 1987. After clinical training, he was a graduate school student from 1991 and received the Ph.D. degree from Okayama University Graduate School in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Since 1997, he was an Instructor at Department of OB/GYN, Okayama University Medical School. From 2000 to 2001, he was a research fellow in Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA, supported by the research program from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. In 2006, he was an Assistant Professor and since 2008, he is an Associate Professor at Department of OB/GYN, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His recent research is focused on perinatal medicine, especially preeclampsia and glucose intolerance, and molecular endocrinology, especially nuclear receptor. He was a recipient of Young Investigator Award at 10th Workshop on Vitamin D, Strasbourg, France in 1997, Young Investigator Award at The Endocrine Society's 83rd Annual Meeting, Denver, USA in 2001, Okayama University Medical Award (Hayashibara Award), Yagi Award in 2004 and Okayama Medical Association Award (Yuki Award) in 2005.
Biography Updated on 10 August 2011