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Norimoto Gotoh, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Norimoto Gotoh graduated from Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan, and obtained his M.D. in 2000. He completed his residency program at Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, Japan under Dr. Nagahisa Yoshimura. In 2004, he investigated ocular genomics as his Ph.D. course at the Department of Ophthalmology and Center for Genomic Medicine at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Norimoto joined the N-NRL as visiting fellow in March 2009. His research focuses on retinal aging and degeneration.

Major Publications:

Tateiwa H, Gotoh N, Ichikawa M, Kikuchi T, Yoshimura N. Molecular cloning and characterization of human PTB-like protein: a possible retinal autoantigen of cancer-associated retinopathy. J Neuroimmunol. 2001;120:161-9.

Gotoh N, Kuroiwa S, Kikuchi T, Arai J, Arai S, Yoshida N, Yoshimura N. Apolipoprotein E polymorphisms in Japanese patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and exudative age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138:567-73.

Gotoh N, Yamada R, Hiratani H, Renault V, Kuroiwa S, Monet M, Toyoda S, Chida S, Mandai M, Otani A, Yoshimura N, Matsuda F. No association between complement factor H gene polymorphism and exudative age-related macular degeneration in Japanese. Hum Genet. 2006;120:139-43.

Gotoh N, Nakanishi H, Hayashi H, Yamada R, Otani A, Tsujikawa A, Yamashiro K, Tamura H, Saito M, Saito K, Iida T, Matsuda F, Yoshimura N. ARMS2 (LOC387715) variants in Japanese patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009;147:1037-41.