Prof Sakae Tanaka

Sakae Tanaka MD, PhD graduated from University of Tokyo in 1987.  He learned osteoclast biology in Department of Biochemistry, Showa University School of Dentistry from 1990 to 1993 (Professor Tatsuo Suda) and worked as a postdoctoral associate in Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine from 1993 to 1995 (Professor Roland Baron).  He became Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo in 2012.  He has more than 200 international publications, 30 international presentations in international congresses and more than 2,000 citations in indexed international scientific journals.  He was awarded a Young Investigator Award from American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 1992, and an Academic Award from Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 2002.  His clinical specialty is joint surgery and clinical interest includes rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.  His scientific fields of interest are osteoclast biology, signal transduction, apoptosis and epigenetics.  He has been serving as a president of JSBMR since 2015.

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