Dr. Yamashiro is a professor and chairman of orthodontics at Osaka University, Japan. He is also a vice chairman of Osaka University Cleft Palate Center. Prior to his current position, he chaired the orthodontic departments of Okayama University. He received his dental degree, clinical training in orthodontics and doctoral degree on bone biology from Osaka University. His post-doctoral studies were in developmental biology in Helsinki, Finland. His scientific interests include the biological and molecular mechanism of palatogenesis, tooth development and craniofacial development. He is on the Editorial Board of European Journal of Orthodontics. He is a member of the Angle Society.