Tokyo Metropolitan University, Biology, Visiting Scientist, (retired prof.) Japan.
Toru Yazawa is a biologist of invertebrate animals. A major focus of his research has been studying neurobiology of the cardiovascular system using electrophysiological and biochemical methods. He has experienced recordings of crabs’ autonomic cardiac-nerve impulses and myocardial action potentials at both in situ condition and isolated-heart condition. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology-zoology from Tokyo University of Education, master’s degree in animal physiology from Kyushu University, and Ph. D. from Tokyo Metropolitan University. At TMU he worked on cardiovascular physiology on invertebrates. He also worked as a research fellow in Dr. Ikeda’s lab in Neuroscience Division of City of Hope Institute, Duarte, CA, from 1985 to 1987. He also worked as a research fellow in Dr. J. L. Wilkens’s lab Calgary University, Biological Sciences in 1995, and in Dr. Henk ter Keurs’ lab Calgary University Cardiac Sciences, Medicine in 1997. He published a monograph modified detrended fluctuation analysis (mDFA) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2015. He was on the faculty of TMU as an assistant prof. in 1976. Currently he is a visiting fellow of TMU in Biology (retired prof.).