CURRICULUM VITAE: MICHIHISA UMETANI, Ph.D.      

EDUCATION:
1991: B.S., University of Tokyo- Agricultural and Life Sciences
1993: M.S., University of Tokyo- Agricultural and Life Sciences
2000: Ph.D., University of Tokyo- Molecular Biology

CURRENT POSITION AND TITLE:
Instructor, Division of Pulmonary and Vascular Biology, Department of Pediatrics 
Instructor, Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
2001-2002: Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Tatsuhiko Kodama, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tokyo

2002-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of David J. Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Regulation of estrogen receptor function by cholesterol metabolites.
Role of oxysterols in atherosclerosis and metabolic diseases.
Interaction between estrogen receptor and other nuclear receptors.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2002: Uehara Memorial Fellowship
2007: Second Place, 7th Annual Cardiovascular Research Symposium, UT Southwestern

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Society Memberships: Japan Atherosclerosis Society, Molecular Biology Society of Japan, American Heart Association

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michihisa Umetani, Ph.D.
Division of Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
Department of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. K04.252
Dallas, TX  75390-9063
Tel: (214) 648-9180
FAX: (214) 648-2096
email: michihisa.umetani@utsouthwestern.edu