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educator , biomedical researcher

Shizuo Akira, Japanese biomedical researcher, educator. Member of Japanese Society Molecular Biology, Japanese Society Biochemistry, Japanese Society Molecular Cell Biology of Macrophages, International Cytokine Society, International Endotoxin Society, American Association Immunologists, Japan Society Immunology (board member).

Background

Akira, Shizuo was born on January 27, 1953 in Japan.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University School Medicine, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University Graduate School Medicine, 1984.

Career

Physician department internal medicine Sakai Municipal Hospital, 1978—1980. Research fellow department microbiology and immunology University California, Berkeley, 1985—1987. Research associate Osaka University Institute Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1985—1987, associate professor, 1995.

Professor biochemistry Hyogo College Medicine, 1996—1999. Professor department host defense Osaka University Research Institute Microbial Diseases, since 1999. Research head Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology Japan Science and Technology Corporation, 1996—2002, research head Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, 1996—2002, project director AKIRA Innate Immunity, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, since 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Co-editor: Innate Immune Sys.: Strategies for Disease Control, 2005.

      Member editorial board: Public Library of Science Biology, since 2003, Business Service Management Immunology, associate editor: International Immunology, since 2002, Journal Immunology, since 2003, Microbes and Infection, since 2003, Immunity, since 2005.

Membership

Member of Japanese Society Molecular Biology, Japanese Society Biochemistry, Japanese Society Molecular Cell Biology of Macrophages, International Cytokine Society, International Endotoxin Society, American Association Immunologists, Japan Society Immunology (board member).