Mitz Hoshino

Qualification

Patent Attorney (Japan)
Ph.D.

Practice Areas

Patent
Chemical, Materials Science/ Biotechnology
Dr. Hoshino specializes in chemistry, biology and medicine.

Education

Ph.D. in Molecular and cellular biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
Master of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Bachelor of Science, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, The University of Tokyo

Work Experience

Dr. Hoshino worked as a system engineer, and was in charge of legal affairs while working for an information technology company. He also was engaged in research of molecular biology, cellular biology and medicine.

Research Content
(1) I researched the construction of peptide libraries using phage display methods at the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo for about three years. For this research, I received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.

(2) I researched the intracellular signal transduction mechanism of leukotriene D4, a chemical mediator in the arachidonic acid cascade, and attempted cDNA cloning of the leukotriene D4 receptor, a G protein-coupled seven-transmembrane receptor, at the Second Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo for about four years. For this research, I received the Ph.D. degree.

(3) I researched the intracellular signal transduction mechanism of small GTP-binding protein at the Division of Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry for about six years. The small GTP-binding protein belongs to the Ras family and has a neuron-specific expression pattern. I found that it is involved in the formation of neurites.

(4) I continued research on the above-mentioned intracellular signal transduction mechanism of small GTP-binding protein at the Third Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. I also investigated substrates that promote differentiation in the primary culture of mouse hippocampal neurons. Furthermore, I was engaged in teaching the anatomy and histology of the central nervous system to third-year students at the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University for six years.

(5) I was engaged in teaching parasitology to third-year students at the Faculty of Medicine, Akita University for about one week in 2009 (part-time lecturer).

Membership

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)