Sachiko Masuda joins the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) during the 2021-22 academic year from the University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, where she serves as an associate professor.
Masuda is dedicated to the study of legal systems and regulations, infrastructure, and industrial structures necessary for advances in technology and a safer society, especially in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. During her time at Shorenstein APARC, Masuda will conduct a comparative study between the US and Japan regarding “Human genetic information for medical innovation: Examining policy issues related to domestic and cross-border sharing and ensuring control” with Professor Karen Eggleston.
Masuda received a Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences (specializing in intellectual property law) in 2006 and a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1997 from the University of Tokyo. She is a registered patent attorney and pharmacist in Japan.