Hiroaki Nakashima

Hiroaki
Hiroaki’s goal for 2014: To validate the human iPS cell with piggyback transposon -mediated repair and detailed neuroanatomical basis of plasticity in the injured cervical spinal cord.

Hiroaki Nakashima received his MD from the Nagoya University, Japan. After graduation, he worked as an orthopedic spine surgeon for 11 years in Japan. In 2014, he completed his PhD in orthopedics at Nagoya University, with the Director of Neurogenetics, investigating spinal motor neuron derived neuromuscular junction formation. Hiroaki is an active member of the “Cervical Spine Research Society”, and a keen surgeon and researcher in the field of cervical myelopathy and spinal cord injury. Hiroaki started his 2 year postdoctoral fellowship in Dr Michael Fehlings laboratory from April in 2014, to develop safer and more clinically friendly cell transplantation methods using human iPS cells generated using the piggyback transposon.

AWARDS
2009 Nagoya Spine Group Best Presentation Award
2010 Nagoya Spine Group Best Presentation Award
2011 Nagoya Spine Group Presentation Award
2012 Tokai Bone and Joint Research Excellent Paper Award
2012 Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation Eisai Award
2012 Nagoya Spine Group Best Presentation Award
2012 Japan Spinal Instrumentation Association Best Presentation Award
2013 Tokai Bone and Joint Research Excellent Paper Award
2013 Uehara Foundation Encouragement Award
2013 Cervical Spine Research Society Resident/Fellow Research Paper Award
2014 Nagoya Spine Group Presentation Award