Academic degree: 1989 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Boston University Current position: 2010 ~ Present Professor, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University Academic awards: 2009 Oleo-material Award Oleo-material Division, The Japan Oil Chemists’ Society Area of expertise: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) or Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) (various samples and methods of the EPR measurements) Professional Experience: 1989 – 1990 Research Associate, Northwestern University 1990 – 1992 Research Associate, University of Denver 1992 – 2009 Assistant Professor, Fukushima Medical University 2010 – Present Professor, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University Research Interests: 1. Molecular dynamics of antioxidant intermediates in aqueous dispersions of membranes and various media. Antioxidants are useful not only for preserving foods but also for preventing free radical-induced damage in the field of medicine. 2. Structural dynamics of lipids bilayer using an EPR/ESR spin probe method. The EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) spin probe method has been employed to considerable advantage in the study of membranes. 3. EPR/ESR investigation of skin lipid structure. (Collaborative research) The skin barrier against chemicals, surfactants, and UV irradiation is its outermost layer, the stratum corneum (SC). Ordering of the lipid bilayer is associated with the main epidermal barrier. 4. Particle-Ion irradiations induced free radicals of mono-, disaccharides, and L-alanine investigated by EPR/ESR. (Collaborative research) Irradiation effects induced by various irradiations on materials are important subjects of radiation research. The results will lead to a wide range of applications, such as clinical usage, nuclear wastes, a dosimeter for cosmic rays, etc. Especially, effects caused by heavy ion particles are of interest.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012