Tetsushi Nakao is a postdoctoral researcher interested in the basics and therapeutic development of vascular diseases, especially from the aspects of inflammation. He aims to integrate conventional and developing methods including in vivo, in vitro, genetics or new sequencing technologies to promote understanding of the mechanisms which leads to developing therapies of cardiovascular diseases. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine at Kyoto University in 2006, thereafter finished his clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology in Japan. He completed his Ph.D. work at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 2017, investigating the contribution of microRNAs for the abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is supported by The Uehara Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship.