Doctor of Science at the University of Florida

May 21, 2015

Yuichi Sugiyama celebrated the Honorary Degree – Doctor of Science

at the University of Florida

Head of Sugiyama Laboratory of Innovation Center, Research Cluster for Innovation, Yuichi Sugiyama (professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo) was presented the commencement at the University of Florida (UF). 

In the university’s long history of over 160 years, he is the 3rd awardee in area of pharmaceutical. It becomes a remarkable accomplishment in a decade.

On April 30, commencement ceremony was held at 7 o’clock pm local time at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. He received the diploma, a memorial tassel and cap along with the hood from Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, the president of the University of Florida. He also received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University on January, 2014.


He was evaluated that he has been leading the research of pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics and drug transporter, as a world authority on pharmacology and pharmaceuticals.


Commencement: 83rd Doctoral Ceremony                     


From left to right:

Previous Awardee Dr. Bordor, Dr. Yuichi Sugiyama and the University of Florida’s

12th president Dr. W. Kent Fuchs