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Virologist

Shigetaka Katow, Japanese virologist. National committee World University Service, Tokyo, 1962-1963; instructor Tachikawa Swimming Association, 1998—2002. Member Tachikawa Swimming Association (director 1989-1991), Tokyo Myojo Card Club (president 2001-2007), Japanese Society for Vaccinology (trustee 2002-2005), Japanese Society for Clinical Virology.

Background

Katow, Shigetaka was born on January 8, 1942 in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. Son of Toshio and Taeko (Nakamura) Katow.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1964. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1966. Doctor of Science, University Tokyo, 1989.

Career

Researcher National Institutes of Health, Tokyo, 1969-1978, senior researcher, 1978-1997, National Institute Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, 1997-2000, chief, 2000—2002. Guest researcher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 2002—2005. Manager Riken, Tokyo, since 2006.

Expert Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, 1984-1989. Secretary general, editorial committee Vaccine Handbook, Tokyo, 1991-1996. Task force Institute for International Cooperation, Tokyo, 1989-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Clinical DNA Diagnostics, 1995, Modern Application of DNA Amplification Techniques, 1997, Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccine, 2003.

Membership

National committee World University Service, Tokyo, 1962-1963. Instructor Tachikawa Swimming Association, 1998—2002. Member Tachikawa Swimming Association (director 1989-1991), Tokyo Myojo Card Club (president 2001-2007), Japanese Society for Vaccinology (trustee 2002-2005), Japanese Society for Clinical Virology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, archaeology, drawing, jogging, poetry.

Connections

Married Nobuko Ueda, December 18, 1976. Children: Shinsuke, Asuka, Sayaka.

father:
Toshio Katow

mother:
Taeko (Nakamura) Katow

spouse:
Nobuko Ueda

child:
Shinsuke Katow

child:
Asuka Katow

child:
Sayaka Katow