Makoto Igarashi Professor

ThemeElucidation of parasitic mechanism of protozoa

My DreamElucidation of parasitic mechanism of protozoa
Field Protozoology
Keyword Protozoa, Toxoplasma, Gene, Parasitism, Pathogen

Introduction

Toxoplasma is a zoonotic disease by which 20% to 30% people of the world's population are latently-infected.
Toxoplasma makes serious problem on immune-suppressive people such as HIV patients, aging, etc. and on congenitally infected infants. This laboratory is working on the unraveling the mechanism of Toxoplasma's parasitism on hosts.
Focusing on pets that are familiar to humans, we are investigating the infection status of parasites that are a problem in public health.

List of current research topics

  • Biochemical analysis of Toxoplasma oocyst wall protein.
  • Vaccine development against Toxoplasmosis.
  • Understanding the transition process from acute to chronic infection of Toxoplasma.
  • Epidemiological investigation of intestinal parasites.
Academic degree PhD
License Veterinarian
Self introduction

Thank you.

Room addressNational Research Center for Protozoan Diseases
Mail address makoto atmark obihiro.ac.jp

Belongs

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases/Department of Disease Control/Research Unit for Infection and PathologyNational Research Center for Protozoan Diseases/Department of Global Cooperation/Research Unit for International CooperationResearch Center for Global Agromedicine/Department of Veterinary Medicine
Academic background 1984 Degree of BS, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan
1986 Degree of MS, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan
1991 Degree of PhD, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
1991-1995 Okayama Cell Switching Project, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, Research Development Corporation of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, as a staff member
1995-1999 Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, as a Postdoctoral Fellow
1999-2003 Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, as a Research Assist. Prof.
2003-2004 Department of Veterinary Physiology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan, As a Postdoctoral Fellow
2004-2007 National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan, As an Assist. Prof.
2007-2015 National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan, As an Assoc. Prof.
2015-present National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan, As a Prof.