In 2002, I joined Flinders University as a research officer at the School of Medicine. I spent 4 years at Kagoshima University as the Associate Professor of Physiology from 2009. In 2013, I returned to Flinders University as the Mary Overton Neuroscience Research Fellow and the head of the Integrative Neuroscience Lab at Centre for Neuroscience. My background is in biology, physiology and neuroscience, concentrating on brain circuitry controlling essential bodily function via the autonomic nervous system.
2009-2013 Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan
2009 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
2002-2009 Senior Research Officer, Department of Human Physiology, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Australia
2000-2002 International Society of Hypertension Fellowship, Howard Florey Institute of Experimental and Medicine, Australia
1998-2001 Assistant lecturer, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
1998 Doctoral degree in Medical Science
1994 Master degree in Medical Science
1992 Bachelor degree in Biology
2005 Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Prize (SA Brain Foundation) (AUSTRALIA)
2000 International Society of Hypertension Research Fellowship
1997 Outstanding Performance Award in Research on Autonomic Nervous System and Hypertension, Kimura Memorial Heart Foundation (Japan)
My current teaching interests focus on the general physiological principles that underpin disease processes.
Council member of The Physiological Society of Japan
While my name is Yoichiro Otsuka in governmental official documents such as a passport, alternative spellings is Youichirou Ootsuka for professional activity such as scientific publication. I am also known as YoYo, which is my common name outside my home country.
Either of the following two e-mail addresses can be used to contact me.
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