Assistant Research Scientist, College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Tsume has obtained the B.S. and M.A. in pharmacy and pharmaceutics at Setaunan University and obtained the Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He has been been educated in the pharmacokinetics and the evaluation of oral drug absorption and has been trained in pharmaceuticals to be a registered pharmacist. Dr. Tsume has been serving at a scientist and the Core manager at the University of Michigan and overseeing the pharmacokinetics projects of test drugs and the evaluation of in vivo/in vitro drug dissolution/absorption from GI including in silico technology.
Dr. Tsume research interest and expertise are pharmacokinetics, oral drug absorption, and drug delivery, especially biopharmaceutical aspect of drug absorption from GI tract. Dr. Tsume significant contributions is to develop in vitro biopredictive dissolution system for better ivivc and the assessment of in vivo dissolution. The other is the prodrug approach to develop oral drugs. This approach could improve the quality of life for any patients, who have to visit a hospital to get the treatment, iv injection/infusion. Dr. Tsume current research interest is the development of oral prodrug delivery with targeted activation in specific tissues.