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Takaji Wakita

Virus Division II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
Biography

Takaji Wakita was born in 1958 and received his medical degree in 1983 from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. He was then trained in the clinic for 5 years. He obtained his PhD in Internal Medicine III at Nagoya University in 1992 for a thesis entitled "Detection of pre-C and core region mutants of hepatitis B virus in chronic hepatitis B virus carriers". He received postdoctoral training at Molecular Hepatology Laboratory (Dr. Jack Wands' Lab), Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston between 1992 and 1995, work commenced on antisense inhibition of hepatitis C virus.In 1995, he moved to Department of Microbiology (Dr. Michinori Kohara's Lab), Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo, Japan, and then moved to Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience as a Principal Investigator in 1998.In 2006, he moved to National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan, and was appointed as a Director of Department of Virology II. He has co-authored and published many research articles in various prestigious scientific journals.

 

Research Interest

His major research interests include; Infection and replication models of hepatitis C virus, Pathogenesis of hepatitis viruses, and Novel therapeutics for hepatitis virus infection. 

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