Akira Sugawara


Dr. Akira Sugawara is a professor of Department of Molecular Endocrinology at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. He graduated from Tohoku University School of Medicine on 1987 (M.D.) and got Ph.D. on 1991 from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He performed postdoctoral fellowship in William Chin’s laboratory at the Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston from 1991 to 1994. Thereafter, he came back to Tohoku University as an assistant professor in Division of Nephrology Endocrinology and Vascular Medicine, Department of Medicine. He is an active member of many scientific medical societies in Japan. He has received many awards including The Highest Award, 8th Grants for Hypertension and Vascular Metabolism, Japan Heart Foundation. The Japan Endocrine Society Award for his outstanding contribution in research. He is an author of many papers published in internationally reputed journals.

Research Interests:

His research interest focuses on the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy, molecular biology of nuclear hormone receptors, etiology of high blood pressure, gene regulation of aldosterone synthase, and epigenetics of hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

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