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2012 B.B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism

July 19, 2012

The Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism

 Yuichi Sugiyama, Ph.D.


Yuichi SugiyamaYuichi 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. 

Dr. 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.

He 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. 

Dr. 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.

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