Professor Shin Fukudo, MD, PhD

Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Professor & Director, Department of Behavioral Medicine
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Professor Fukudo graduated Tohoku University School of Medicine (MD) and was given PhD degree from the same university. He is a professor and director of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University since 1999 and has been recognized as one of the distinguished researchers of stress-related disorders and brain-gut interactions.

His achievements include earlier conceptualization of disorders of brain-gut interactions and identifying key molecules of interoception. He uses many modalities to measure both the brain and the gut including positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, evoked potential, electroencephalogram, gastrointestinal manometry, barostat, electrical stimulation of the gut, and testing of autonomic function. He searches genes that regulate brain-gut function. He also developed several animal models of disordered brain-gut interactions.

He is one of members of international Rome III committee for functional gastrointestinal disorders. He is known as a recipient of the Early Career Award of the American Psychosomatic Society in 1994 and Prize for Science and Technology, Research Category, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan in 2006.