Wataru Araki serves as a section chief at the National Institute of Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan. He received his Medical degree at Kyoto University in 1985. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Neurology at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1992. After a six-year post-doctoral training at both the National Institute of Neuroscience, Japan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A., he was appointed to the present position in 1998. His main research interest lies in neurodegenerative dementias including Alzheimer’s disease. His current research is focused on amyloid beta-protein generating proteases including BACE1 as therapeutic targets. He is also interested in developing novel therapeutics and biomarker development for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012