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Akira Shirai

Akira Shirai, American microbiologist. Research training grantee National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, 1966-1969. Member American Society Microbiologists, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Background

  • Shirai, Akira was born on February 8, 1933 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Wasaburo and Mitsuye (Nakamura) Shirai.

  • Education

    • Bachelor Physiology, University California, Berkeley, 1950. Master of Science Microbiology, University Maryland, College Park, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy Microbiology, University Maryland, Baltimore, 1969.

    Career

    • Research assistant Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, 1957-1958. Biological science assistant Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, 1958-1960. Laboratory specialist C Virginia State Health Department, 1960-1964.

      Chief department serology Flow Laboratories, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1964-1966. Senior technical Melpar, Inc., Springfield, Virginia, 1966. Microbiologist, director research and development, director quality control Industrial Biological Laboratories, Rockville, 1966-1973.

      Assistant chief department rickettsial disease Walter Reed Army Institute Research, Washington, 1973-1976. Chief department rickettsiology United States Army Medical Research Unit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1976-1983. Officer/research promomotion and development special pogramme for research and training in tropical diseases World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines, 1983-1994.

      Short term consultant, World Health Organization, since 1994.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Society Microbiologists, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

    Personality

    Interests

    Dance, music, sports, stamp collecting/philately.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Ng, May 27, 1939 (divorced October 1976). Children: Gregory Tadashi, Jeffry Hiroshi.
    • father: Wasaburo Shirai
    • mother: Mitsuye (Nakamura) Shirai
    • spouse: Elizabeth Ng
    • children: Gregory Tadashi Shirai
    • Jeffry Hiroshi Shirai
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    Nationality
    • 1950
      University California
    • 1964
      University Maryland
    • 1969
      University Maryland
    • 1957 - 1958
      Research assistant, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1958 - 1960
      biological science assistant, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
      Washington, United States
    • 1960 - 1964
      laboratory specialist, C Virginia State Health Department
    • 1964 - 1966
      chief department serology Flow Laboratories
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1966
      senior, technical Melpar
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1966 - 1973
      microbiologist, quality control Industrial Biological Laboratories
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1966 - 1973
      director, quality control Industrial Biological Laboratories
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1966 - 1973
      director, quality control Industrial Biological Laboratories
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      assistant, chief department rickettsial disease Walter Reed Army Institute Research
      Washington, United States
    • 1976 - 1983
      chief department rickettsiology United States Army Medical Research Unit
      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia
    • 1983 - 1994
      officer, /research promomotion and development special pogramme for research and training in tropical diseases World Health Organization
      Manila, Philippines, Philippines
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