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Shuji Mita

Shuji Mita, Japanese neurologist, researcher. Achievements include research in establishment of DNA diagnosis of Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy; research in relationship between mitochondrial DNA mutations and muscle pathology; research in gene therapy of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using SOD1 mice, adenoviral vectors and human Bcl-2.

Background

  • Mita, Shuji was born on September 9, 1955 in Kumamoto, Japan. Son of Yasuyoshi and Asami Mita.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan, 1987.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Japan, 1990—2002. Section chief neurology National Hospital Organization, Kumamoto Saishunso Hospital, Kikuchi-gun, Japan, 2002—2003.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in establishment of DNA diagnosis of Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy. Research in relationship between mitochondrial DNA mutations and muscle pathology. Research in gene therapy of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using SOD1 mice, adenoviral vectors and human Bcl-2.

    Connections

    • Married Hiroko Nagashima, December 19, 1956. Children: Shuichiro, Yuko, Shuhei, Reiko.
    • father: Yasuyoshi Mita
    • mother: Asami Mita
    • spouse: Hiroko Nagashima
    • children: Shuichiro Mita
    • Yuko Mita
    • Shuhei Mita
    • Reiko Mita
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    Born September 9, 1955
    (age 62)
    Nationality
    • 1980
      Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • 1987
      Kumamoto University School of Medicine
    • 1990 - 2002
      Assistant, professor Kumamoto University School of Medicine
      Japan
    • 2002 - 2003
      section chief neurology National Hospital Organization
      Japan