Dr Gen Sobue
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Dr Gen Sobue, MD, PhD, born in Nagoya in 1950, is a Distinguished Professor of Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. He graduated from Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1975 and completed Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in 1981.

After time as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Pennsylvania, he became a lecturer and an Associate Professor at Aichi Medical University. He was a Professor at the Department of Neurology in Nagoya University from 1995 to 2015 and Dean of Nagoya University School of Medicine / Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine from 2009 to 2012. Since 2016, he has been a Director of the Brain&Mind Research Center and Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine.

Dr Sobue received the Toshihiko Tokizane Memorial Award in 2005 and the Chunichi Culture Award in 2007. He has been working on elucidation of the pathogenesis and therapy development for neurodegenerative disorders. Especially novel therapy for motor neuron disease is developed to the level of doctor-led clinical trial.

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"Lessons from SBMA study: Pathophysiology, clinical characteristics and treatment strategies"