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microbiologist , researcher

Michimasa Hirata, Japanese Microbiologist, researcher. Achievements include invention of anti-microbial and endotoxin-neutralizing proteins (CAP18). Member Japanese Society Bacteriology (councilor since 1993), Japanese Society Thrombosis and Hemostasis (councilor since 1992), International Endotoxin Society, Society Leukocyte Biology.

Background

Hirata, Michimasa was born on August 10, 1940 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. Son of Masahiko and Hatsu (Sasaya) Hirata.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan, 1975.

Career

Assistant, Iwate Medical U., Morioka, 1963-1975; lecturer, Iwate Medical U., Morioka, 1975-1997; associate professor, Iwate Medical U., Morioka, since 1997. Consultant Iwate Institute Preventive Medicine, Morioka, since 1980. Adjunct Professor Palo Alto Institute Molecular Medicine, Mountain View, California, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of anti-microbial and endotoxin-neutralizing proteins (CAP18).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Bacterial Endotoxins, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Japanese Society Bacteriology (councilor since 1993), Japanese Society Thrombosis and Hemostasis (councilor since 1992), International Endotoxin Society, Society Leukocyte Biology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: autocamping, movies, opera, musicals.

Connections

Married Yoshiko Ohgata, April 25, 1969. Children: Yoko, Masahiro.

father:
Masahiko Hirata

mother:
Hatsu (Sasaya) Hirata

spouse:
Yoshiko Ohgata

child:
Yoko Hirata

child:
Masahiro Hirata