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Shin-ichi Akanuma, Editorial Board Member, University of Toyama, Japan

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Dr. Shin-ichi Akanuma has worked as Assistant Professor in Academic Assembly, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (former, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences), at University of Toyama from 2007. He received his Ph.D. on Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2012. He has an experience of studying BBB transporter biology at the University of Kentucky, USA from 2015 to 2016. His strong research interest is a role of membrane transporters at blood-brain/retinal barriers in the onset and development of neurological diseases. Especially, he is focusing on the optimization of barrier conditions in neurological diseases. His research experiences mainly cover the in vivo/in vitro pharmacokinetic, histochemical, and fluorescent-imaging studies.