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educator , physiologist

Akira Takai, physiologist, educator. Certified medical practitioner Ministry Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, 1980; Achievements include discovery of highly specific inhibitory effect of a marine sponge toxin, okadaic acid on protein phosphatases. Recipient Rosa Lowie award, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 1988.

Background

Takai, Akira Son of Tomokichi and Sachiko Takai.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan, 1979.

Career

Research associate Nagoya University, 1979—1986, lecturer, 1986—1988, associate professor, 1988—2001. Professor Asahikawa Medical College, Japan, 2001—2008. Alexander von humboldt research fellow University Heidelberg, Germany, 1986—1988.

Achievements

  • Certified medical practitioner Ministry Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, 1980. Achievements include discovery of highly specific inhibitory effect of a marine sponge toxin, okadaic acid on protein phosphatases.

Connections

Married Yoshiko Okada. Children: Hana, Yume, Kanta.

father:
Tomokichi Takai

mother:
Sachiko Takai

Spouse:
Yoshiko Okada

Child:
Hana Takai

Child:
Yume Takai

Child:
Kanta Takai