Shin-ichi Muramatsu, MD, PhD
Jichi Medical University, Division of Neurology, Japan
Dr. Muramatsu is currently a Professor of Neurology at Jichi Medical University (JMU) in Japan. He received his MD and PhD from JMU. He completed his neurology residency at both Gunma University and JMU. He was a visiting associate at National Institutes of Health in USA from1995 to 1997. He received the Award for Excellent Research (2001) and the TAKARA Bio Award (2011) from the Japan Society of Gene Therapy. Hisresearch group has been developing gene therapies for treating neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors. Dr. Muramatsu’s expertise has contributed to a clinical trial of gene therapy for aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency in Taiwan.
Gene therapy, Movement disorders, Neurodegenerative diseases