Dr Seiji Fukumoto
Dr. Fukumoto is a Project Professor of the Department of Nuclear Receptor Ligands and Vitamins Research, Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences, Tokushima University. He received his MD degree in 1982 and PhD degree in 1990 from the University of Tokyo. After receiving PhD degree, he spent a couple years in the laboratory headed by Prof. T.J. Martin in Melbourne. His areas of interest include homeostatic control and derangements of mineral metabolism, and pathogenesis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases. He has contributed to the cloning of FGF23, the development of assay for FGF23 and the clarification of mechanisms of actions of FGF23. He is now involved in the clinical, educational and research works in Tokushima University.