Dr Tohru Yamada
Associate Editor: Dr Tohru Yamada
Dr. Tohru Yamada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. Dr. Yamada was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the school’s Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests and expertise are the discovery and development of new class of peptide-based anticancer agents and carriers for imaging agent targeting cancers on the basis of molecular biology, protein/peptide chemistry, cell biology and cancer biology. Dr. Yamada is also Director, Drug Development of CDG Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company (Chicago, IL) engaged in the development and commercialization of proprietary peptides derived from pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria and green plants. He holds ~25 issued and pending US and international patents, and has authored a number of original research/review/news articles featured in Nature Medicine, Nature Review Clinical Oncology, Science, Lancet Oncology etc. Dr. Yamada is currently a member of the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals such as International Journal of Nanomedicine.