Yuichi Sugiyama, Ph.D.
Sugiyama, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in the Department of Molecular
Pharmacokinetics and Professor in the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Regulatory
Sciences at the University of Tokyo is the recipient of the 2012 Bernard B.
Brodie Award. The Brodie Award recognizes Dr. Sugiyama’s
outstanding contributions to our understanding of human drug metabolism,
transport, and to future research in the field. Dr. Sugiyama received his B.S. in Pharmacy and
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo.
Sugiyama is a world leader in the pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences
via integrative studies on the pharmacokinetics and membrane transport of
drugs. He has spearheaded the era of physiologically-based
pharmacokinetics and brought molecular aspects and inter-individual variation
due to genetic polymorphism to light. His
work has highlighted the importance of considering pharmacokinetic properties
of new entities in drug development, using high-throughput screening methods to
test large numbers of drug candidates. Over his career, Dr. Sugiyama’s research
has had a profound impact on how we understand drug disposition among the
population, drug-drug interaction, and drug development.
is internationally recognized by many prestigious awards including, the Medal
of Honor with Purple Ribbon, bestowed by the Government of Japan to the most
highly honored scientists. He is also
recipient of the ISSX Asian Pacific Scientific Achievement Award, AAPS
(American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Distinguished
Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, FIP Host-Madsen Gold Medal, and the Pharmaceutical
Science World Congress Research Achievement Award.
Sugiyama is coauthor of more than 570 original publications in international
journals, and is among one of the world’s most cited pharmaceutical
scientists. He has served as an
editorial board member of several international journals, including as an
Editorial Committee member for Annual Review of Pharmacol Toxicol (current
member) and as Editor in Japan of Pharmaceutical
Research, Biopharmaceutics & Drug
Disposition, and the AAPS Pharm. Sci.