Professor Shuh Narumiya

Professor and Director, Medical Innovation Center, Kyoto University; WCP2018 Past-President

Country: Japan

Specialty/Research area: Prostaglandin receptors and Rho GTPase

Dr Shuh Narumiya, M.D. and Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Department of Drug Discovery Medicine, and the Director of Medical Innovation Centre, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine. He was the Professor and Chair of Department of Pharmacology of the same medical school for 21 years before moving to the current position. His research spans from pharmacology, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to pathophysiology of diseases in areas of the prostaglandin receptors and Rho GTPase. He published more than 500 original and review articles with the current H index of 129. He also established the Kyoto University model of academia-industry alliance for drug discovery by managing the Astellas Pharma-Kyoto University Project in 2007-2016. He received many honours including the Gold Medal from the Giovanni Lorenzini Foundation, the Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Government, the Takeda Prize in Medicine, the Uehara Prize, the Imperial Prize from the Japan Academy, and the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin. He has become a Person of Cultural Merit of Japan in 2017. He was the President of the Japanese Pharmacological Society in 2008-2010, and served as the President of the 18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in 2018.