Junichi Sadoshima, MD, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Sadoshima graduated from Kyushu University School of Medicine in Fukuoka, Japan, and received his MD/PhD in 1990. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is an expert of signaling mechanisms in the failing heart. His research focuses on autophagy, the Hippo pathway, and redox-sensitive signaling mechanisms. His research has been supported by grants from NIH, AHA and Fondation of Leducq. He received first prize for the AHA’s Katz Basic Science Research Prize (1995); first prize for the AHA Cardiovascular Research Prize (2001); the ISHR Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture Award (2010); the AHA Thomas Smith Memorial Lecture Award (2014); the BCVS Distinguished Investigator Award (2017), and the ISHR Presidents Distinguished Lecture Award (2017). He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He is a consulting editor of Circulation Research, an associate editor of Autophagy and three other journals, and an editorial board member of Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is a North American coordinator of the Leducq Transatlantic Network focusing on autophagy in the heart. He has co-organized BCVS 2011 and the Keystone symposium on mitochondria and metabolism in 2017. He dedicates himself to the training of young scientists, and his trainees have received numerous awards, including Katz and Marcus awards from the AHA.