Masaki Mori was born in 1956 at Kagoshima, Japan. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Kyushu University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1980 and 1986, respectively. He is currently a Chairman Professor of the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He completed two years of surgical training and then studied human pathology at the Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University. He learned molecular biology at Harvard University, USA, from 1991 to 1992. He had been a Chairman Professor of surgery, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Beppu, Japan, from 1998 to 2008. He moved from Kyushu University to Osaka University in April 2008. His major is gastroenterological surgery. He is not only a surgeon but also a researcher. He is very familiar to surgical pathology and molecular biology. Efforts to bridge the gap between basic and clinical science are very important for the advancement of treatment options for cancer patients. His research focus has continued towards this goal, and he has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers in English. He believes that surgeons who know basic science well can excel in both science and surgery. He encourages young surgeons to do basic research works for two years. He has been the recipient of several awards including those from the Japanese Medical Association in 1995, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery in 1993, and the Murakami Memorial Award in 1987. He is an editorial board member of more than 10 English peer-reviewed journals. He is one of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association of Cancer Research, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis. He is also a councilor of more than 10 academic meetings.
Biography Updated on 21 October 2009