Schrier Lectureship to Focus on Oxygen Biology and Metabolism

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Masaomi Nangaku, MD, PhD

Citation: Kidney News 13, 10/11

The Robert W. Schrier, MD, Endowed Lectureship will focus on “Oxygen Biology and Metabolism in the Kidneys” on Friday, November 5.

The speaker will be Masaomi Nangaku, MD, PhD, who is vice dean, professor, and head of the Division of Nephrology and Endocrinology at The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine.

Dr. Nangaku's scientific achievements extend to both basic studies of oxygen biology and clinical trials in anemia in chronic kidney disease and diabetic kidney disease. His research efforts include chronic hypoxia and oxidative stress as a common pathway to kidney failure, diabetic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, and anemia in kidney disease patients. His goal is to apply knowledge gained from the bench to the bedside in order to advance clinical medicine and patient care.

His research has led to the publication of more than 360 original articles and 90 review articles in international journals. He has given 110 invited talks at international academic meetings.

Dr. Nangaku is president of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology. He is also deputy chair of the research workgroup of the International Society of Nephrology, executive advisor to the Japanese Society of Nephrology, vice president of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, and a member of the continuous professional development committee of ASN.

He has served as a member of the scientific program committee for ASN meetings, chair of the scientific program committee of the 2016 Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology, and chair of the program committee of the 2019 World Congress of Nephrology. He was also a co-organizer of the first Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology focusing on kidney disease.

Dr. Nangaku is a member of the editorial board of several journals and is currently serving his second term as an associate editor of Kidney International. He was a member of the emergency medical rescue team at Japan's great earthquake in 2011.

Among many awards, he received a young investigator award from the Japanese Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Nangaku is a graduate of The University of Tokyo School of Medicine. He completed a research fellowship in nephrology at the University of Washington in Seattle.