Prof. Akio Inui is the Chairman of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Kagoshima University Graduate School, Kagoshima Japan. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Kobe University. He is recognized for his studies in elucidating the role of gut-brain peptides such as ghrelin, and his efforts are now focused on the translational research for better understanding and management of human behavioral disorders, including obesity, cancer cachexia, and eating disorders.
Dean of Basic Sciences and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Former President of the Cajal Club and The Harvey Society, and current member of Council for the Society for Neuroscience. Merit Award recipient from NIH.
Dr. Morrison is also the Willard T.C. Johnson Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in Neurobiology of Aging, and Professor in the Friedman Brain Institute.