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medical educator

Toshio Hirano, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases.

Background

Hirano, Toshio was born on April 17, 1947 in Osaka, Japan.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Osaka University, Japan, 1979.

Career

Visiting fellow, gerontology research center National Institute Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, 1973-1976. Medical staff, department internal medicine Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital, 1978—1980. Associate professor, department biochemistry, Institute for Medical Immunology Kumamoto University Medical School, 1980-1984.

Associate professor, division immunology, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology Osaka University, 1984-1989, professor, laboratory development immunology, graduate school frontier biosciences, since 2002, professor, lab development immunology, Work Personality Index Immunology Frontier Research Center, since 2007. Professor, division molecular oncology, Biomedical Research Center Osaka University Medical School, 1989—2001. Director Biomedical Research Center, 1997—1999.

Professor, department molecular oncology (now Laboratory Development Immunology) Osaka University Graduate School Medicine, since 2001. Group director Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), since 2001. Councilor member Osaka University, 2003—2006, since 2007, dean, graduate school frontier biosciences, 2004—2006, dean, graduate school medicine, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Nature, 1986, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, 1990, The Cytokine Handbook, 1991, second edition, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals. Member editorial board Cytokine, London, since 1989, International Immunopharmacology, since 1995.

      Member associate editors Journal Molecular Medicine, Berlin, since 1994.

Membership

Member Japanese Society for Immunology (board member since 1987, member director board 1992-1994, 1997-2000, 2003-2006, senior council member 1992-1994, 1997-2000, 2003-2006, president 2005-2006), International Society Immunopharmacology (member council since 1991), Japanese Society for Cancer(board member since 1995), Japanese Society Molecular Biology, Japanese Biochemical Society, Japanese Society Hematology, American Association Immunologists.

Connections

Son of masami and Kaoru (Kubota) H. Married Chiyoko Koyanagi, December 8, 1974. 2 children.

spouse:
Chiyoko Koyanagi