Shinichi Asabe is a former associate professor at the Department of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. After he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in 1990, he worked at the University of Tokyo Hospital, and Department of Gastroenterology at Toranomon Hospital. He is mainly involved in viral hepatitis studies at the National Cancer Center Japan, and after work at the Jichi Medical University Hospital, he studied the immunology of hepatitis at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, US. Back in Japan in 2010, he started to work at the Department of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. Currently he is based at AbbVie GK. He specialises in hepatology and virology, and loves wine, sake and beer.