Nobuhiro Harada was born in Saga, Japan, in 1952. He received the degree (D.S.) in biochemistry from Kyusyu University, Fukuoka, Japan in 1981. In 1981, he served as a Research Fellow at the Merck Sharp & Dohm Research Institute. From 1983 to 1984, Harada served as a Visiting Fellow in the NICHD (Maryland) and then NIEHS (North Carolina) of NIH. In 1984, he was a Researcher in the National Chemical Institute (Tsukuba, Japan) and moved to Institute of Comprehensive Medical Sciences (ICMS), Fujita Health University, Japan as an Assistant Professor in 1986. In 1989, he worked as an Associate Professor of the ICMS. Presently, Harada is a Professor of biochemistry, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University. He is mainly interested in the biochemical characterization and regulatory mechanisms of enzymes, especially a P450 family. He has studies on the drug-metabolizing cytochrome P450 during 1976-1986 and on the steroid-metabolizing cytochrome P450 since 1986. In 1991, he was granted The Japanese Biochemical Society Promising Award.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011