Dr. Kabashima graduated from Kyoto University in 1996. He started research on bioactive lipid mediators at Kyoto University, which led to a PhD. Currently, he is a chair/professor at the Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, a principal investigator at the SRIS/SIgN, Singapore, and visiting consultant at the National Skin Centre, Singapore.
His main interests include the mechanism of inflammatory skin diseases and 3D-visualization of the skin using two-photon microscopy. His hobbies are running and travelling.