Professor & Chairman
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toyama, Japan
Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan M.D. 1980 Medicine
Nara Medical University Ph.D. 1985 Medicine
1984-1990 Assistant Professor Medicine, Nara Medical University
1990-1998 Associate Professor Medicine, Nara Medical University
1998- Professor Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology),
Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University (2005~ University of Toyama)
2005-2009 Vice Superintendent, Toyama University Hospital
Awards and Other Professional Activities:
1990 Young Scientist Award of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1998-2005 Editorial Board, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
1999- Editorial Board, Journal of Reproductive Immunology
2002-2004 Vice President, American Society for Reproductive Immunology
2003- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Reproductive Immunology
2004- Council member,
International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (ISIR)
2008 Congress President, Japan Society for Reprod. Immunol.
2009- Committee Chair, Perinatal Committee of Japan Soc. Obstet Gynecol.
Professor S. Saito has received Bachelor of Medicine in 1980 from Nara Medical University, Japan, and Ph. D. from Nara Medical University in 1985. During a postdoctoral period at Kyoto University Virus Center, he studied molecular biology and immunology, especially cytokines. Since 1990 he has served as associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nara Medical University. Since April 1998, he has been Professor and Chairman in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. He is one of the Editor-in-Chief of J. Reprod. Immunol.
His research interests have centered primarily at understanding the immunology at the maternal and fetal interface with particular emphasis on the roles of cytokines and chemokines and the immune cells that produce them in reproduction and perinatal medicine.
He is also interested in regulatory T cells and regulatory NK cells, and he has studied the pathophysiology of preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, and preterm labor. He has worked in Toyama University Hospital as a clinician, and has studied clinical investigation.