Nagato Kuriyama was born in Arcadia, Calif, USA, in 1965. He received the M.D. and the Ph.D. degrees from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Kyoto, Japan, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. Since 1992, he works the senior clinical staff of Department of Neurology at Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital. In 1995, he was a graduate student of Department of Neurology and Immunology at KPUM. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brain Tumor Research Center UCSF, USA. He is mainly interested in gene therapy and its efficacy and signal-pathway mediated by several viral vectors based on animal model. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Young Researchers Award of Uehara memorial Foundation. In 2001, he became the Director of the Department of Neurology, National Shiga Hospital. From 2005 to 2008, he served as a Lecturer at the Department of Neurology at KPUM. He works currently as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology for Community Health and Medicine at KPUM, and he is a Member of the Japanese Society for Neurology. His current research interests are the area of intracranial atherosclerosis, cognitive impairment, chronic inflammation, brain infarction, and clinical epidemiology.
Biography Updated on 28 June 2011