Hisashi Masuyama was born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1961. He received his M.D. degree from Okayama University School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan, in 1987. After clinical training, he was a graduate school student from 1991 and received the Ph.D. degree from Okayama University Graduate School in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. Since 1997, he has been an Instructor at the Department of OB/GYN, Okayama University Medical School. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Research Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, supported by the research program from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. In 2006, he was an Assistant Professor and since 2008 he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of OB/GYN, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His recent research is focused on perinatal medicine, especially preeclampsia and glucose intolerance, and molecular endocrinology, especially nuclear receptors. He was a recipient of Young Investigator Award at 10th Workshop on Vitamin D, Strasbourg, France, in 1997, Young Investigator Award at the Endocrine Society’s 83rd Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, in 2001, Okayama University Medical Award (Hayashibara Award), Yagi Award in 2004, and Okayama Medical Association Award (Yuki Award) in 2005.
Biography Updated on 25 October 2016