About Nagoya University


The President's Profile



  Seiichi Matsuo

  (Born on December 20, 1950)


Educational Background

  Bachelor of Medicine, Nagoya University, March 1976

  Doctor of Medicine, Nagoya University, July 1981


Academic Degree   

  Doctor of Medicine  (Nagoya University)


Professional Experience

1981 / 09

     Research Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center, U.S.

1982 / 08

     Research Fellow, State University of New York, U.S.

1984 / 10

     Physician, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Labour Welfare Corporation

1986 / 05

     Research Associate, School of Medicine, Nagoya University

1986 / 7

     Research Associate, Nagoya University Hospital

1997 / 02

     Associate Professor, Nagoya University Hospital

2002 / 01

     Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University

     Director, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University Hospital

2002 / 06

     Director, Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Hospital

     Director, Center for Postgraduate Clinical Training and Career Development, Nagoya University Hospital

2004 / 04

     Vice Director, Nagoya University Hospital

     Director, Daiko Medical Center, Nagoya University

2007 / 04

     Director, Nagoya University Hospital

2008 / 06

     Director, Center for Genetic and Regeneration Medicine, Nagoya University Hospital

2009 / 04

     Vice President, Nagoya University

2010 / 04

     Director, Innovative Research Center for Preventive Medical Engineering, Nagoya University

2012 / 04

     Director, Division of Human Resource Development, Nagoya University

2012 / 04

     Head of Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Nagoya University

2014 / 01

     Head of Academic Research & Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, Nagoya University

2014 / 04

     Head of Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University

2015 / 04 - Present

     President, Nagoya University


Area of Expertise     



Academic Society Affiliations

  Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

  Japanese Society of Nephrology


Major Appointments in Academic Societies

  President, Japanese Society of Nephrology


Major Research Accomplishments

  • In vivo interaction of antibodies with cell surface antigens. A mechanism responsible for in situ formation of immune deposits in the zona pellucida of rabbit oocytes. Matsuo S, Caldwell PRB, Brentjens JR, Andres G. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 75: 1369-1380, 1985.
  • Glomerulonephritis induced in the rabbit by antiendothelial antibodies. Matsuo S, Fukatsu A, Taub ML, Caldwell PRB, Brentjens JR, Andres G. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 79: 1798-1811, 1987.
  • Experimental glomerulonephritis induced in rats by a lectin and its antibodies. Matsuo S, Yoshida F, Yuzawa Y, Hara S, Fukatsu A, Watanabe Y, Sakamoto N. Kidney International. 36:1011-1021, 1989.
  • The role of CD59 in the complement-mediated glomerular injury in rats. Matsuo S, Nishikage H, Nomura A, Yoshida F, Piddlesden SJ, Morgan BP. Kidney International. 46: 191-200, 1994.
  • In vivo effects of monoclonal antibodies which functionally inhibit complement regulatory proteins in rats. Matsuo S, Ichida S, Takizawa H, Okada N, Baranyi L, Iguchi A, Morgan BP, Okada H. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 180: 1619-1627, 1994.
  • Tubulointerstitial injury induced in rats by a monoclonal autibody which inhibits function of a membrane inhibitor of complement. Nomura A, Nishikawa K, Yuzawa Y, Okada H, Okada N, Morgan BP, Piddlesden SJ, Nadai M, Hasegawa T, Matsuo S. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 96: 2348-2356, 1995.
  • Revised equations for estimating GFR from serum creatinine in Japan. Matsuo S, Imai E, Horio M, Yasuda Y, Tomita K, Nitta K, Yamagata K, Tomino Y, Yokoyama H, Hishida A , Am J Kidney Dis. 53: 982-993, 2009.