Professor Katsutoshi Goto, phD, a Japanese physio-pharmacologist born in 1943, is the recipient of the The Second Tomoh Masaki Award, a bi-annual prize presented on the occasion of the International Conferences on Endothelin to scientists for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of endothelin research. The Second Tomoh Masaki Award was presented to Professor Goto at the Thirteenth International Conference on Endothelin held at Tokyo Campus of the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan, in September 2013 in recognition of his scientific contributions in the 1980s that ultimately allowed to identify and characterize the endothelin peptides. Goto's innovative work was quintessential in the discovery of endothelin which has led to the development of new therapies and new clinical applications in medicine and particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension. This article summarizes the career and the scientific achievements of Katsutoshi Goto, it includes statements of former students on his role as a mentor as well as the awardee's personal quotes, including a message to young endothelin researchers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)