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educator , pharmacologist

Kouichi Watanabe, Japanese pharmacologist, educator. Current work: mechanism of action of various antineoplastic agents on calmodulin; vinca alkaloids found to be calmodulin inhibitors; suggested that amounts of calmodulin or its binding proteins may be endogenous regulators of antineoplastic action or transport of these drugs.

Background

Watanabe, Kouichi was born on August 26, 1942 in Manchuria, Japan. Son of Tetsuya and Mine Watanabe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Tokyo College Pharmacy, 1966. Master of Science, Osaka University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, 1971.

LPIBA, Osaka University, 1986. Doctor of Science(honorary), International University Foundation, 1987. Doctor of Science(honorary), World University Roundtable, 1988.

Career

Visiting fellow reproduction research branch National Institute Child Health and Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1971—1973. Visiting scientist department pharmacology College Medicine, Howard University, Washington, 1973—1975, assistant professor, 1975—1983. Assistant professor pharmacology University Hawaii, 1983—1996.

Drug information manager medical information department Minophagen Pharmaceutical Company, Tokyo, 1993—1996.

Achievements

  • Current work: mechanism of action of various antineoplastic agents on calmodulin. Vinca alkaloids found to be calmodulin inhibitors. Suggested that amounts of calmodulin or its binding proteins may be endogenous regulators of antineoplastic action or transport of these drugs.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Honorary member research board advisors American Biographical Institute. Honorary member advisory council International Biographical Center. Member of American Society Hypertension (charter), New York Academy of Sciences (inaugural member), American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Connections

Married Harumi Miyamoto. Children: Toshikazu, Yoshihiro, Motohiro.

father:
Tetsuya Watanabe

mother:
Mine Watanabe

spouse:
Harumi Miyamoto

child:
Toshikazu Watanabe

child:
Yoshihiro Watanabe

child:
Motohiro Watanabe