Nobuyuki Kimura entered the undergraduate course of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in April 1994, intending to take the veterinary medicine course later on. In March 2000, he passed the National Government Examination for Veterinarian and received the qualification. In April 2000, after finishing the full six years undergraduate course, he entered the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, intending to take the veterinary medicine doctor course. He was especially interested in neuroscience and participated in the Laboratory of Biomedical Sciences in studies under supervision of Dr. Y. Yoshikawa. In March 2004 he completed the four-year veterinary medicine course and received the Ph.D. degree. In April 2004, he was employed as a Research Scientist at the Tsukuba Primate Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan. As in April 2005, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation was newly established, and Tsukuba Primate Research Center was integrated in that institute. He has kept on investigating the Alzheimer’s disease pathology, especially on age-related changes of neural system by using nonhuman primates since he has been an undergraduate student believing that it is important to clarify the mechanism of age-related impairment and dysfunction of neural system, since more than 80% neurodegenerative disorders are caused by aging.
Biography Updated on 31 December 2012