Masayoshi Yamaguchi graduated from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy, Shizuoka , Japan (1971) and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1976. He occupied the following positions: a Research Associate at Shizuoka College of Pharmacy, Japan (1973–1986), a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Pa, USA (1981), a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, Tex, USA (1985), an Assistant Professor at Shizuoka College of Pharmacy, (1986–1987), an Assistant Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Shizuoka, Japan (1987–1991), a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Huston, Tex, USA (1988), an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Nutritional Sciences, the University of Shizuoka (1991–1993), a Professor at Laboratory of Endocrinology and Molecular Metabolism, Graduate School of Nutritional Sciences, the University of Shizuoka (1993–August 2007), and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Ga, USA (from 2007 till now). His research interest is in the fields of bone and calcium endocrinology since 1971, and it has been developed in the aspects of endocrinology, biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, and toxicology. He is especially interested in bone biology and osteoporosis prevention by nutritional factors. Also, he discovered two novel proteins and genes: regucalcin and RGPR-p117. Interestingly, this rat has been known to induce osteoporosis and hyperlipidemia. Thus far, his publication is over 450 English original papers. He received many honors and awards such as Prize for Sato Memorial Foundation (1992, Japan/USA), Senji Miyata Foundation Award 2005 (Japan), Japan Society for Biomedical Research on Trace Elements Award 2007, The IBC Lifetime Achievement Award (2004, England), The World Lifetime Achievement Award (2004, ABI, USA), The Distinguished Service to Science Award (2007, IBC, England), among others. Dr. Yamaguchi is listed in various biographies such as Who’sWho in the World (2005, Marquis Who’s Who , USA) and others.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2010