Dr. Douglas Kazutoshi Sato is the Superintendent for Teaching, Research and Development at Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul (BraIns) and Professor of Medicine at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He holds a collaborating professorship at Tohoku University School of Medicine (Sendai, Japan), where he obtained his PhD. He completed my medical training in internal medicine and clinical neurology, and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He is board certified in Neurology since 2002 by the Brazilian Academy of Neurology.
Dr Sato has received the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS/MSJ Award, PACTRIMS Investigator Award, BCTRIMS Gilberto Belisario Award, among others. He was a recipient of the Japanese government (Mombukagakusho) scholarship, and has received research grants from JSPS/MEXT (KAKENHI), CAPES/Brazil, CNPq/Brazil, Brazilian Ministry of Health/PPSUS/FAPERGS, Ichiro Kanehara foundation, TEVA pharmaceuticals and Euroimmun AG.
Dr Sato research interests are related to the clinical and immunological characterization of multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD), autoimmune encephalitis and other inflammatory Central Nervous System disorders, identification of disease biomarkers and development of advanced techniques for the detection of autoantibodies (e.g. cell-based assays) against CNS antigens, and development of clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and autoimmune encephalitis.
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