Hiroyuki Kobori serves as an Associate Professor of physiology and medicine at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, USA. He received his M.D. degree (1990) and Ph.D. degree (1998) from Keio University School of Medicine in Japan. After completing his residency and fellowships in internal medicine and nephrology in Keio University, he joined Tulane University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 1998. He subsequently became an Instructor (2001), an Assistant Professor (2003), and an Associate Professor (2006). He has been also appointed as the Director of the Molecular Core in Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence (2005). He was awarded the Young Scholars Award of the American Society of Hypertension, Kidney Council New Investigator Award of the American Heart Association, and a finalist of Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award of the American Heart Association. He is currently a Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society of Nephrology, the Japanese Society of Hypertension, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians. His research interest has been among the role of intrarenal angiotensinogen in the development and in the progression of hypertension and kidney diseases and the potential of urinary angiotensinogen as a novel biomarker of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system status. His laboratory is actively engaged in a variety of studies from cell studies and animal studies to clinical studies and epidemiological studies.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2014