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Education & Training

Postdoctoral: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA 1999

PhD: Kyusyu University, Fukuoka, Japan 1995





Awards/ Honors

2022   MCG Distinguished Faculty Award for Basic Science Research

2010   American Heart Association Research Administration Recognition Award

2008   Keynote Speaker- The 72nd Japanese Circulation Society, Fukuoka, Japan

2008   Keynote Speaker- The 13th Angiotensin II Conference, Osaka, Japan

2004   Keynote Speaker- The 51st Japanese Circulation Society at Featured Research Session

1998   Young Investigators Travel Awards; Vascular Biology Meeting

1998   Young Investigators Awards Finalists; Vascular Biology Meeting

1998   Young Investigators Award; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Cardiology

1998   Fellows Program, American Heart Association





Title: Mitochondria Dynamics Protein Drp1 in ROS Signaling, Endothelial Metabolism and Angiogenesis
Type: NIH 1R01HL160014
Period: 09/01/2021-07/31/2025
Role: PI

Title:  Redox Regulation of Cu importer CTR1 regulation in angiogenesis
Type: NIH 1R01HL147550 (MPI with T. Fukai)
Period: 12/15/2019-11/30/2023
Role: Contact PI

Title: DARC and Chemokine Control in Cardiometabolic Disease and Cancer” – Basic Science Project 3
Type: AHA 863622 (PI: N. Weintraub)
Agency: American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network grant in Disparities in Cardio-Oncology
Period:  07/10/2021-06/30/2025
Role: Co-investigator