Noritaka Oyama has graduated from Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine (Fukushima, Japan), and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dermatology Department in 1995 and 1998, respectively (Professor. Fumio Kaneko). While he was in the graduate school, he has closely jointed into the neighbouring Biomolecular Science Department (Professor Yoshimi Homma) and worked mainly on keratinocyte and fibroblast biology, to clue the pathogenesis of hyperproliferative and dyskeratinizing dermatoses, especially in psoriasis and ichthyosis fields. He has been an Assistant Professor in 2001, and then moved to St Thomas' and Guy's hospitals, St.John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’School of Medicine, University of London (London, UK) until 2003 as a Research Fellow and extended his interests to autoimmune skin disorders (Professor Martin M Black, Professor John A McGrath, and Professor Adrian Hayday). After returning to Japan, he became a Lecturer at the Department of Dermatology, Fukushima Medical University and has now been in the same lecturer position (Professor Toshiyuki Yamamoto), although once he has worked in the local affiliated hospital (Southern Tohoku General Hospital, Koriyama, Japan) as a Chief Dermatologist from 2006 to 2008.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011