Hiroshi Nakanishi, PhD
Professor & Vice Dean, Department of Aging Science and Pharmacology
Kyushu University, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Japan
Dr. Hiroshi Nakanishi is currently a Professor of Departmet of Aging Science and Pharmacology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University and his post-doctoral training at Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He became an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmacology in 1999, and a Professor of Laboratory of Oral Aging Science, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University in 2000. He was the Dean of Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University from 2011 to 2013. His reserach is focusing on the physiological and pathological functions of microglia in the central nervous system.
Dr. Nakanishi’s research interest includes: (1) Roles of microglia in the synaptic plasticity and synaptic reorganization, (2) Roles of microglia in the brain aging, (3) Rols of microglia in the chronic pain, (4) Roles of microglia in Neuropshychiatic disorders including autism.