Riichiro Abe received an M.D. degree in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Picower Institute for Medical Research, New York, from 1998 to 2000. Since September 2015, he has been a Professor at Niigata University. His interests are in adverse drug reactions, skin regenerative medicine.