Obituary – Professor Masao Ito
Dec. 18, 2018
It is with extreme sadness that we have to announce the demise of the foundation President of FAOPS, Professor Masao Ito, on December 18, 2018. Professor Masao Ito served as the President of FAOPS between 1990 and 1998 and will always be fondly remembered in FAOPS as someone who very carefully nurtured the formative years of FAOPS. He was the former Professor and Dean at University of Tokyo and Director General of the Frontier Research Program, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). Professor Masao Ito has left a lasting legacy in the field of neurophysiology, particularly in the area of cerebellar function. He will be warmly remembered as a devoted scholar and a well-loved colleague in physiology. The FAOPS family conveys its sincere condolences to his family at this distressing time.