Kazuyoshi Tsutsui was awarded his Ph.D. degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 1981 and joined the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan. He became Professor at the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan in 1996 and Director of Center for Integrative Brain Sciences at Hiroshima University, Japan in 2000. He recently joined the Department of Biology, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 2006. Tsutsui has established himself as one of the leaders in the fields of endocrinology and neuroendocrinology by his distinguished academic career. He has contributed to the advancement of endocrinology and neuroendocrinology by a series of his studies over the past two decades by focusing on the discovery of novel neurohormones, such as neurosteroids and neuropeptides, and the demonstration of their mode of actions and functional significances. Dr. Tsutsui has published an impressive set of over 330 papers, many of them in first rank journals including Nature Medicine,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Progress in Neurobiology, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Endocrinology, Neuroendocrinology., Neuroscience, Neurochemistry, Molecular Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Biochemical, and European Journal of Biochemistry. He has given more than 70 invited lectures including plenary lectures at international congresses and symposia. His distinguished research achievements have also been described in many excellent review papers including Nature Reviews Neuroscience in 2005, Mass Spectrometry Reviews in 2005, Endocrinology in 2008, Progress in Neurobiology in 2009. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology in 2010, and others. He was awarded the Zoological Society Prize from the Zoological Society of Japan in 2001, Farner Medal from the International Society for Avian Endocrinology in 2008, Yoshimura Prize from the Japan Society for Pituitary Research in 2008, and others.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2012