Shinichi Fukushige received the M.Med.Sc. degree in molecular biology and the Ph.D. degree from Osaka University, Japan, in 1984 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1989, Dr. Fukushige was a Research Associate at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Osaka University, Japan, and then, from 1989 to 1992, a visiting research scientist at the Central Research and Development Department, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. From 1992 to 1995, he was a Researcher and then an Executive Science Manager at IKEDA Genosphere Project, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, Research Development Corporation of Japan in Isehara. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Fukushige was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Pathology, Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai. Since 2004, he has been an Associate Professor at Tohoku University School of Medicine. Dr. Fukushige was a Fellow of the Japan Society for Japanese Junior Scientists from 1987 to 1988. He is a Member of the Japanese Cancer Association, AACR, and The Molecular Biology Society of Japan. His research interests include epigenetic regulation of cancer-related genes, molecular biology of methyl-CpG binding proteins, identification of new biomarkers of cancer diagnosis and prognosis (using his newly developed MeTA method), and characterization of missense mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes.
Biography Updated on 4 July 2010