Mamoru Ouchida

Okayama University, Japan

Mamoru Ouchida Okayama University, Japan Mamoru Ouchida was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1960. He received the B.S. degree (Developmental Physiology), M.S. degree (Molecular genetics) and Ph.D. degree (Molecular genetics) from Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan in 1982, 1984, and 1991, respectively. From 1989-1996, he was an assistant professor at department of Biochemistry, Saga Medical School, Saga, Japan. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Research Fellow at Jefferson Cancer Institute of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. From 1997 to 2001, he was an associate professor at Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Okayama University. Since 2002, he is an associate professor at department of Molecular Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University. His main research subject is diseases like cancer and neuronal disease. He is mainly interested in molecular mechanisms of these diseases through transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, microRNAs and oncogenes/tumor suppressor genes. In 2006, he was a recipient of the Research Award of Japan Epilepsy Research Foundation. He is a member of Japan Molecular Biology Association, Japan Cancer Association, and Japan Society of Cancer Epidemiology. Based on his research, he has developed new techniques and got patents, for example, the therapeutic agent for soft tissue sarcoma, the early detection system for leukemia and lymphoma, the screening system for intractable child epilepsy. Biography Updated on 2 August 2011

Biography Updated on 14 August 2011

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