Ikuo Tsunoda was born in Fukushima, Japan, in 1964. He received the M.D. degree and the Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. In 1994, he was a Research Associate (junior faculty) at the Department of Neurological Sciences, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. From 1995 to 1999, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was offered a position of a Research Associate in 1999, an Instructor in 2002, and rose to the position of an Assistant Professor in 2005 at the Department of Neurology, University of Utah. In 2007, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, Division of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Utah. He assumed his present position as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, in 2009. He is an author of over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters. He is an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Merit Grant for the Salt Lake VA Research and Development Committee, Antiviral Research, Autoimmunity, “ioTechniques, Human Immunology, the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and the Journal of NeuroVirology. He is a Member of the American Association of Immunology (AAI), American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Virology, FASEB, International Society for NeuroVirology, Japanese society for Neuropathology, Japanese Society of Neurology, and Society of Japanese Virologists. Presently, he is interested in neurovirology, neuroimmunology, and experimental neuropathology, particularly two animal models for multiple sclerosis (MS): experimental allergic (autoimmune) encephalomyelitis (EAE) and Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis (TMEV) infection.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2009