Professor Yasunobu Okada

President - Professor Yasunobu Okada  

 Professor Yasunobu Okada was born in 1943. He graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine in 1970. After obtaining a medical doctor license in 1970, he studied Physiology at Department Physiology, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine as Research Fellow ( ~ 1974), Research Associate ( ~ 1981) and Assistant Professor ( ~ 1992)

He was also awarded a scholarship from Japan government to study biophysics at Montreal University (1976 ~ 1977) and received a Ph.D. in 1981 at Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine. In 1992, he moved to the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Okazaki as Professor.

His initial research work in Kyoto was on the ionic mechanisms of gastrointestinal absorption and secretion (1970 ~ 1992). He also studied on the ionic mechanisms and physiological significance of oscillations of membrane potential and intracellular Ca2+ in Kyoto (1975 ~ 1987). Later he turned his interest to cell volume regulation and studied their mechanisms in Kyoto and Okazaki (1987 ~ present). In Okazaki, he also started physiological studies on the induction mechanisms of cell death (1999 ~ present).

 He is the Director-General, National Institute for Physiological Sciences; the Vice President, National Institutes of Natural Sciences; and the Professor, School of Life Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies. He is also the President of Japan Physiological Society as well as the Vice President and the Secretary of the Organizing Committee of IUPS2009. 

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