Professor Taiji Sakamoto

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Professor Taiji Sakamoto MD, PhD, FARVO graduated from Kyushu University, Japan. For his post-doctoral fellowship he was a visiting research lecturer under Steve Ryan at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, CA, USA where he studied gene therapy and molecular pathology. In 1995 Professor Sakamoto returned to Japan and in 2002 became professor and chair of Ophthalmology at Kagoshima University. He is now the director of Kagoshima University Hospital and the vice president of Kagoshima University.