Dr. Yasuo Uchiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1947. He was graduated from Gunma University School of Medicine in 1972. He started clinical experience as a pediatrician, and then moved to basic researches, especially to the field of embryology. He received PhD degree in Tohoku University School of Medicine, and was appointed as an Associate Professor in Department of Embryology and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Tsukuba in 1981. Then, he gained his position as a full professor in Department of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1991. Since April of 2008, he has been working as a Professor in Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, and appointed as Director of University Research Institute for Diseases of Old Age in 2012.