Professor, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare Faculty of Pharmacy, Japan
Dr. Takeo Nakanishi has more than 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutics. He received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from Kanazawa University, and later had post-doc terms in Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA and Greenebaum Cancer Center, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, MD, USA. He currently appointed to a professor in Faculty of Pharmacy, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare. In his academic career, he has focused on 1) MDR transporters, in particular, ABCG2, in cancer cells, and 2) molecular biology of physiologically important transporters. For the past decade, he has been working in Kanazawa University to understand the pathophysiological significance of solute carriers for amino acids, urate, steroid hormones, and prostaglandins. Research on unappreciated roles of these carriers may hold much promise for new approaches in developing effective therapies for refractory diseases related to cancer and chronic inflammation.