Hiroshi Shimoda graduated from Oita Medical University, Japan, in 1988 and received a medical doctor’s license. He also passed through postgraduate doctoral course of Oita Medial University and received the Ph.D. degree in 1992. He was engaged in clinical medicine as a gastrointestinal surgeon from 1992 to 1995 and thereafter served as an Assistant Professor and as a Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Oita University, until 2010, and as an Exchange Visitor by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan in Laboratory of Lymphology, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona from 2002 to 2003. He works presently as a Professor at the Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Japan. He is engaged in functional and molecular morphological research regarding lymphatic vascular and gastrointestinal system and especially interested in organogenesis and development of the lymphatic vessels and digestive tract. He serves as a Councilman of the Japanese Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and of Lymphology, and he is a Member of the International Society of Lymphology, Histology, and Cytology and of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Anatomy, Surgery, Microscopy, and Molecular Morphology.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2010