Tohru Fukai, PhD.

Tohru Fukai, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Barbara A. Schnuck Chair in Translational Medicine
Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Co-Director of the Redox Signaling Program

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Contact Info

Phone: (706) 721-6380
Fax: (706) 721-9799
Email: tfukai@augusta.edu
Office: CB 3330B
Lab: CB-3201B


Education and Training

Postdoctoral Training
Emory University
Atlanta , GA.
Vascular biology, Molecular Biology

Ph.D.
Kyushu University
School of Medicine
Japan
Cardiovascular Physiology

M.D
Kyushu University
School of Medicine
Japan
Internal Medicine


 

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 - The 9th International Copper Meeting: Copper in Human Disease, Sorento, Italy, Sept 25-30, 2016 “Novel Role of Redox Sensitive Cu Transport Protein Atox1 in Inflammation and Atherosclerosis”.
  • 2015 - North American Vascular Biology Organization, Cape Cod, MA, Oct 18-22, 2015 - “Copper Transporter ATP7A Limits Aortic Aneurysm Development by Preventing inflammation-induced Endothelial Cell permeability”.
  • 2014 - Invited Speaker, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada, “Oxidative stress, Copper, and Extracellular SOD in Cardiovascular Disease”.
  • 2013 - Invited Speaker-The 18th World Congress on Heart Diseases, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2012 - Session Chair, American Heart Association, Russel Ross Memorial Lecture, LA.
  • 2012 - Invited Speaker-The 8th International Copper Meeting, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.
  • 2012 - Circulation Research Top Reviewer Award.
  • 2011- Circulation Research Top Reviewer Award.
  • 2011 - Invited Speaker- The 75th Japanese Circulation Society, Yokohama, Japan.
  • 2011 - Invited Speaker, Experimental Biology 2011, Washington DC.
  • 2010 - Circulation Research Top Reviewer Award.
  • 2010 - Invited Speaker-The 7th International Copper Meeting, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.

  • 2009 - Circulation Research Top Reviewer Award.

  • 2008 - Invited Speaker-The 72nd Japanese Circulation Society, Fukuoka, Japan.

  • 2008 - Invited Speaker-The 6th International Copper Meeting, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.

  • 2007 - Invited Speaker-The 13th World Congress on Heart Diseases, Vancouver, Canada.

  • 2004 - Invited Speaker-First International Conference on EC-SOD in Denmark.

  • 1998 - Young Investigators Award and Best Abstract Awards in the Vascular and Myocardial Aspects of Ischemic Heart Disease at Lake Tahoe.

  • 1998 - Young Investigators Award in Meeting on Lipids at Rahway, New Jersey.

  • 1997 - Travel Awards for Young Investigators at AHA meeting.


Services

National Service

2011-present American Heart Association Abstract Grading Committee
2007-present Scientific Advisory Board for the World Congress on Heart Disease
2002-present   The Emtech Bio Scientific Advisory Board.

Grant Review

2017 VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc-CARA (Cardiovascular Studies A) 2017/0
NIH Study section Special Emphasis Panel 2017/02.
2016 AHA study section Cardiac Bio Reg - BSci 1, April 5, 2016 VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc-CARA (Cardiovascular Studies A), May, 2016, NIH Study section Special Emphasis Panel 2016/06.
2015 NIH Study section Ad-hoc-VCMB (Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology)NIH Study section Special Emphasis Panel 2016/01 ZRG1 VH-J (02) M, Member Conflict: Vascular Biology, Oct 26-27, 2015 NIH Study section Special Emphasis Panel 2016/01 ZHL1 CSR-P (F1), Effect of Age on Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders, Oct 16, 2015.
2014 VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc CARB (Cardiovascular Studies B).
2014 NIH Study section Ad-hoc-AICS (Atherosclerosis and Inflammation in the Cardiovascular Systems).
2014 VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc-CARA (Cardiovascular Studies A)VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc-CARA (Cardiovascular Studies A), Dec, 2015.
2013 VA Peer Review Committee Ad-hoc-CARA (Cardiovascular Studies A).
2011 Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Atherosclerosis and Inflammation in the Cardiovascular Systems (AICS) Study Section, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
2010 Ad Hoc Study Section for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) in Singapore.
2009    American Heart Association Study Section, Region 1 Cardiac Biology / Regulation 2 Invitation for NIH Ad Hoc Study Section for NHLBI TRIP ARRA grant, July 23-24, 2009.
2007 Ad Hoc Study Section for Health Research Board, Ireland.
2005 NIH Ad Hoc Study Section, Request for Applications (RFA): DK-05-001 entitled "Preventing Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Diabetes and Obesity." July

editor

2011 Academic Editor- PLOS One

Editorial Board

2010-present Editorial board for the Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal
2010-present Editorial board for Free Radicals and Antioxidants
2007-2012 Editorial board for Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
2007-present Editorial board for the Open Nitric Oxide Journal
2006-present Editorial board for Circulation Research

Journal Reviewer

2017-present Journal of the American Heart Association
2013-present Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research
2011-present Nutrition Research
2010-present American Journal of Cardiology
2010-present Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
2009-present   Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  American Journal of Hypertension
  European Journal of Clinical Investigation
2008- present Free Radical Research
  Journal of Biochemistry
  Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
  Antioxidants and Redox Signaling
  Atherosclerosis
  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  Blood
  American Journal of Pathology
2006-present Heart and Vessels
  Current Medicinal Chemistry
  Hypertension
  Free Radical Biology & Medicine
 2005-present  American Journal of Physiology
  Experimental Biology and Medicine
 2004-present Life Sciences
  Circulation Research
 2003-present  FEBS letters
  European Heart Journal
2002-present Cardiovascular Research
2000-present Journal of Clinical Investigation
  Circulation
  Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology