Hisanori Umehara was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1955. He received the M.D. degree (summa cum laude) from Keio University and the Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University, in 1982 and 1992, respectively. H. Umehara was with Dr. Eda T. Bloom, Department of Medicine, UCLA and FDA/NIH in the USA through 1989 to 1992, an Assistant Professor of Osaka Dental University in 1992, an Associate Professor of clinical immunology, Kyoto University in 2001. Currently, H. Umehara serves as a Professor of Division of Hematology and Immunology, Kanazawa Medical University. H. Umehara is a Rheumatologist with wide knowledge of clinical and basic immunology. His major interests are to study functional roles of lipid rafts and chemokines, especially fractalkine, in inflammatory and immune responses. He is a Japanese Director of Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA), which is an ongoing longitudinal multisite observational study funded by National Institutes of Health, USA. He is also the Chairman of working group for IgG4-related Disease supported Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan.
Biography Updated on 27 October 2010