Teikyo University Medical School, Japan
Haruo Sugi graduated from postgraduate School in the University of Tokyo, Japan, with a PhD degree in 1962, and was appointed instructor in the Department of Physiology in the University of Tokyo. From 1965 to 1967, he worked at Columbia University as a research associate, and at the National Institutes of Health as a visiting scientist. He was a professor and Chairman in the Department of Physiology, Teikyo University Medical School, Japan, from 1973 to 2004, when he became an emeritus professor. Sugi was also chairman of the muscle committion in the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) from 1998 to 2008.