Dr. Hiroshi Nakanishi is currently a Professor of Departmet of Aging Science and Pharmacology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University and his post-doctoral training at Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He became an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmacology in 1999, and a Professor of Laboratory of Oral Aging Science, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University in 2000. He was the Dean of Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University from 2011 to 2013. He is now the vice Dean of Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University from 2014. His reserach is focusing on roles of cathepsins in the healthy and diseased brain.
Research Interests: (1) Roles of microglial cathepsins in in the chronic pain, (2) Roles of microglial and neuronal cathepsins in the brain aging and age-related brain diseases, (3) Connection between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease.