SATORU KENNETH NISHIMOTO, Ph.D., B.A.

UTAA Distinguished Service Professor of Microbiology Immunology Biochemistry
Professor of Medical Education
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Office: 301B MOLECULAR SCIENCES BUILDING
858 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 381632129
Tel: (901) 448-8753
snishimoto@uthsc.edu

Link to Satoru Ken Nishimoto's Microbiology Immunology and Biochemistry Page

 http://www.uthsc.edu/molecular_sciences/directories/faculty/sk_nishimoto.php

link to Satoru Ken Nishimoto's Medical Education page

 http://www.uthsc.edu/medical-education/satoru-nishimoto.php

Area of teaching/subject

Course Director of Molecular Foundations of Medicine, aka Molecular Basis of Normal Body Function for first year medical students. Encompasses Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Nutrition. Topics taught: DNA basics, replication, repair, recombination; RNA transcription, processing,control during development; cellular aqueous environment, pH, pH buffers; collagen, proteoglycans, glycoproteins, bone biology, blood coagulation, extracellular matrix; lipid and sugar digestion, metabolism, fat digestion, lipid metabolism, integration of metabolism; porphyrins and bile pigments, gene regulation in development, vitamins, minerals, and their importance to nutrition; Nutrition of elderly, pregnancy, newborns, teenagers, nutrition in management of chronic disease, nutrition in diabetics, nutrition and cancer, nutrition and alcoholism.