Kyoji Yamaguchi, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Kyoji Yamaguchi received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Applied Microbiology) from Nagoya University in Japan after conducting research on protein secretion and localization signals under Prof. Masayori Inouye, which was published in Cell. After spending a large part of his career as a Chief Scientist in pharmaceutical industry in Japan, where he led drug development programs in the HIF domain, he has now transitioned back to academia and joined the Vanderbilt faculty. His interests are in oxygen sensing in renal anemia and kidney injury.