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Toshio Hirano

Toshio Hirano, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases.

Background

  • Hirano, Toshio was born on April 17, 1947 in Osaka, Japan.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Osaka University, Japan, 1979.

    Career

    • Visiting fellow, gerontology research center National Institute Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, 1973-1976. Medical staff, department internal medicine Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital, 1978—1980. Associate professor, department biochemistry, Institute for Medical Immunology Kumamoto University Medical School, 1980-1984.

      Associate professor, division immunology, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology Osaka University, 1984-1989, professor, laboratory development immunology, graduate school frontier biosciences, since 2002, professor, lab development immunology, Work Personality Index Immunology Frontier Research Center, since 2007. Professor, division molecular oncology, Biomedical Research Center Osaka University Medical School, 1989—2001. Director Biomedical Research Center, 1997—1999.

      Professor, department molecular oncology (now Laboratory Development Immunology) Osaka University Graduate School Medicine, since 2001. Group director Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), since 2001. Councilor member Osaka University, 2003—2006, since 2007, dean, graduate school frontier biosciences, 2004—2006, dean, graduate school medicine, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases.

    Works

    • Author: Nature, 1986, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, 1990, The Cytokine Handbook, 1991, second edition, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals. Member editorial board Cytokine, London, since 1989, International Immunopharmacology, since 1995.

      Member associate editors Journal Molecular Medicine, Berlin, since 1994.

    Membership

    Member Japanese Society for Immunology (board member since 1987, member director board 1992-1994, 1997-2000, 2003-2006, senior council member 1992-1994, 1997-2000, 2003-2006, president 2005-2006), International Society Immunopharmacology (member council since 1991), Japanese Society for Cancer(board member since 1995), Japanese Society Molecular Biology, Japanese Biochemical Society, Japanese Society Hematology, American Association Immunologists.

    Connections

    • Son of masami and Kaoru (Kubota) H. Married Chiyoko Koyanagi, December 8, 1974. 2 children.
    • spouse: Chiyoko Koyanagi
    Toshio Hirano
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    Born April 17, 1947
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Osaka University
    • 1979
      Osaka University
    • 1973 - 1976
      Visiting fellow
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1984
      associate, ry
    • 1980 - 1984
      department biochemist, ry
    • 1984 - 1989
      associate, professor
    • 1989 - 2001
      professor
    • 1997 - 1999
      director, Biomedical Research Center
    • 2001
      professor
    • 2001
      group director, Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI)
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