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Michiaki Takahashi

virologist

Michiaki Takahashi, Japanese virologist. Recipient Kojima Saburo Memorial Cultural award Kojima Saburo Memorial Society, 1975; Asahi award Asahi Newspaper Company, 1985. Member Society Japanese Virologists (director), Japanese Cancer Association (councilor), Japanese Association Infectious Diseases (councilor). Developed live chickenpox vaccine, 1974.

Background

Takahashi, Michiaki was born on February 17, 1928 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Shoji and Masako Takahashi.

Education

Doctor of Medicine Osaka University, 1954, D.Med. Sciences, 1959.

Career

Research associate department virology Research Institute Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, 1959-1963, associate professor virology, 1963-1978, professor, head department virology, since 1978. Rockefeller Foundation postdoctoral fellow division experimental biology Baylor College Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1963-1964. Postdoctoral fellow Fels Research Institute, Temple University School Medicine, 1964-1965.

Membership

Member Society Japanese Virologists (director), Japanese Cancer Association (councilor), Japanese Association Infectious Diseases (councilor). Developed live chickenpox vaccine, 1974.

Connections

Married Hiroko Ohya, November 15, 1958. Children– Teruyuki, Rie.

father:
Shoji Takahashi

mother:
Masako Takahashi

spouse:
Hiroko Ohya

children:
Teruyuki Takahashi

Rie Takahashi