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Reiko Inagi, PhD
Tokyo, JAPAN

Prof. Reiko Inagi is a Division Chief at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan, in 1990. She has researched the mechanisms of latent viral infection and host defense at Osaka University School of Medicine as an associate professor from 1991 to 1998. She then moved to Tokai University School of Medicine as an associate professor and began her studies on molecular nephrology, including genomics and transcriptome analyses for identification of the novel genes specific for kidney disease. She got the “Kimoto Award” of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy in 2003, the awards of the Japanese Society for Renal Pathology in 2003 and 2007. Since 2008, she has been assigned to the Senior researcher (2008-2013, Division of Nephrology and Endocrinology) and the present positions (2013~), and her recent professional interests are i) the role of oxidative, hypoxic, or endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced responses, ii) the link between organelle-induced stress signals and uremic toxins, iii) pathophysiological significance of organelle crosstalk in kidney disease and aging. She has published over 200 papers (including 58 reviews and textbooks) in the top international journals and has been invited to many international academic meetings, including International Society of Nephrology, Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, and FASEB meeting. She is a scientific program committee of Kidney Week 2020 and Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) 2020. Her projects are supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and research grant from Kyowa Kirin Co. Ltd. She is also a councilor/secretary of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (International liaison committee), International Maillard Reaction Society (IMARS, chief editor of IMARS Highlights), and Japanese Maillard Reaction Society (JMARS, IMARS-JMARS liaison committee) and an Associate Editor of "Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology" and "Kidney 360 (American Society of Nephrology online journal, First issue from 2020)”, and Editorial board of "Kidney International" and "American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology". *Homepage: http://www.todai-ckd.com/