XUAN Xuenan Professor

My DreamMy dream is to establish an effctive control measures againt canine babesiosis

ThemeDevelopment of dignostic, therapeutic, and preventive measures against canine babesiosis

Field

Veterinary medicine, Parasitology, Protozoology

Keyword

Protozoa, Tick-borne disease, Dignosis, Treatment, Vaccine, Epidemiology

Instructable research topic for doctoral thesis

  • 犬バベシア症に対する診断・治療・予防法の開発に関する研究

Message

バベシア原虫の赤血球への侵入機構やマダニによる媒介機構にはまだ未解明の謎がたくさん残っています。このような謎を解き明かすことは、有効な治療法や予防法の開発につながります。当研究室では、原虫の全ゲノムデータベースを足掛かりに、この謎解きに挑んでいます。貧血に苦しんでいる犬達を救う研究を一緒にやってみたい人大歓迎です。

Academic degree DVM, PhD
License Veterinarian
Self introduction

I came to Japan in 1987, and spent for 10 years for studying virology in Tokyo. Then I moved to Obihiro in 1997, and changed the research direction to protozoan diseases, especially focused on tick-borne protozoan diseases.

Room addressGeneral Research Building No. 4
Room number109
Mail address gen atmark obihiro.ac.jp

Belongs

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases/Department of Infection and Immunity/Research Unit for Host DefenseNational Research Center for Protozoan Diseases/Department of Infection and Immunity/Research Unit for Host DefenseResearch Center for Global Agromedicine/Department of Veterinary Medicine

Introduction

Babesia is intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite causes severe anemic disease both in humans and animals.The parasite is mostly transmitted by ticks, but sometimes also can be trasmitted by blood transfusion and during fightings. Our lab is mainly focusing on canine babesiosis caused by Babesia gibsoni which is endemic widely in Japan. Currently we have established whole genome database, and we are trying to develop effective control (diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive) measures against canine babesiosis based on the genome database.

List of current research topics

  • Analysis of the host protective imunity against babesiosis
  • Analysis of the mechanism of lytic anemia
  • Development of diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive measures against babesiosis
  • Analysis of the lifecycle of Babesia in ticks and development of transmission blocking vaccines
  • Molecular epidemiology of tick-borne prtozoan diseases
Related industries Veterinary medicine, Diagnostic kit, Drug, Vaccine
Affiliated academic society The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, The Japanese Society of Parasitology, Japanese Society of Veterinary Parasitologists
Academic background 1978-1982 Under Graduate Program, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Yanbian University, China
1984-1997 Master Course, Graduate School,Yanbian University
1988-1991 Doctoral Course, Graduate School, The University of Tokyo
1991-1994 Researcher, Nippon Institute for Biological Science
1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricuture, The University of Tokyo
1997-2000 Assistant Professor, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agryculture and Veterinary Medicine
2000-2005 Associate Professor, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agryculture and Veterinary Medicine
2005- Professor, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agryculture and Veterinary Medicine