He graduated from Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University in 1986, and completed Ph.D. program without dissertation at the same university. In 1990, he was appointed to an assistant professor at the Department of Morphological Biology (formerly Oral Pathology), Fukuoka Dental College. In 1994 he obtained his Ph.D. In 1995 he got promoted to a lecturer. In 1997 he studied abroad at Faculty of Dentistry, The University of British Columbia, Canada. In 1999 he was promoted to an associated professor at Fukuoka Dental College.
As for education, he gives lectures and practices on pathology and oral pathology. His lectures aim to help students acquire both basic and clinical knowledge on pathology making connection with other basic and clinical courses including pharmacology, image diagnostics and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
As research activities, he has been dedicated to a wide range of research in pathology. He makes effort into conducting interdisciplinary studies in close cooperation with both basic and clinical researchers in various fields.
Basically, he is working on the analysis of cellular proliferation, death, differentiation relevant to both physiologic and pathologic conditions. Recently he has been exploring channel activity using rat CLCA (calcium-activated chloride channel regulators) genes, which were subcloned for the first time in the world by Dr. Yamazaki, professor of Section of Cellular and Molecular Regulation, Fukuoka Dental College.