Dr. Masamoto Murakami is a Professor of Dermatology at Ehime University Graduate School of Japan. He received his medical degree from St. Marianna University, School of Medicine, Japan, in 1990 and his PhD in Pathology from Fujita Health University School of Medicine in 1995. He served as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the school until 2001, when he became a postdoctoral research fellow in dermatology at the University of California San Diego, United States. In 2003, Dr. Murakami returned to Japan to become a senior resident in Asahikawa Medical University’s Dermatology Department. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2006, then to Senior Assistant Professor in 2009. He transferred to Ehime University in 2012 and was promoted to his current position in 2021. Dr. Murakami’s dermatology interests are pathomechanisms of pustulosis, including palmoplantar pustulosis and psoriasis, and skin antimicrobial peptides. He is a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID), the Japanese Society of Pathology (JSP), and a delegate for the Japanese Dermatological Association (JDA). He is also a member of several national and international scientific societies, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), the Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research (JSPS), and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA).
Areas of Interest
Pustulosis, palmoplantar pustulosis, and psoriasis.
Involvement with Other Organization(s)
Advisor to the Ehime district, Japan Psoriasis Association.