Dr. Masahiro Sokabe is Project Professor at Nagoya University and Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore. After receiving Ph.D. from Osaka University (1984, Biophysical Engineering), he moved to Nagoya University in 1985, promoted to Professor and Chair at the Department of Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine in 1992, and took up current position in 2013. He has conducted pioneering works on cell mechanosensors, including mechanosensitive ion channels, and actin cytoskeletons, currently focusing on their roles in cell migration and tumorigenesis. He is also investigating the roles of neurosteroids in the plasticity and neurogenesis in the brain, aiming at their clinical applications to stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sokabe has served as Ex-President of Japanese Biophysical Society, Ex-president of International Association of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry and President of International Society of Mechanobiology.
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