Yasusei Kudo, DDS, PhD

Department of Oral Molecular Pathology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima, Japan

I have been an Associate Professor of Department of Oral Molecular Pathology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Japan since 2012. After graduating and obtaining DDS and PhD degrees from Hiroshima University, I was an Assistant Professor in Hiroshima University School of Dentistry from 1999. From 2001-2003, I was a posdoc fellow in New York University (Michele Pagano Lab). My research interest is focused on abnormal cell cycle regulation and invasion mechanism of head and neck cancer. My area of expertise includes cell cycle regulation by ubiquitin-proteasome pathway that is involved in DNA replication, mitosis and G1 arrest. In addition, I have expertise in invasive phenotype of head and neck cancer including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT).