Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1991.
Assistant professor Kitazato University, Ofunato, Japan, 1992—1993, Miyazaki University, Japan, 1994—1997, associate professor Japan, 1998—2003, professor Japan, since 2004.
Member of Japanese Society Fish (Research award 2006), Japanese Society Fish Pathology (Science Promotion award 2004).
Married Takumi Shimokawa, December 17, 1963. Children: Akira, Moe.