Professor of Dept. Of Ob/Gyn, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Sugino received his M.D. (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) from Yamaguchi University School of Medicine. He did his postdoctoral training in reproductive and molecular biology under Professor Geula Gibori in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago (1996-1998). He was promoted to Professor and Chairman in 2003.
Dr. Sugino’s basic research projects focus on ovarian physiology, particularly molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of the corpus luteum, and on decidualization and implantation in the human endometrium. His clinical research projects are on aberrant DNA methylation in uterine leiomyomas and endometriosis. He has also been studying the role of melatonin as an antioxidant to improve oocyte quality in infertile women. He has published over 170 international scientific publications, invited reviews and book chapters.
He is now on the editorial boards of Reproductive Medicine and Biology (Editor-in-Chief, 2016-present), Journal of Reproduction and Development (Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2003–present), Journal of Ovarian Research (2008–present), and Endocrine Journal (2019-present).