User Biography : Takahisa Yamada is a Ph.D. degree holder that serves as a Professor in the Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Division of Life and Food Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology at Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, since February 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree in pathology from the School of Medicine at the University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan, in March 1993. After the Ph.D. degree reception, he worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Tokushima School of Medicine from April 1993 to October 1998, and as a Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (April 1995 till April 1997), and an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan, from November 1998 to January 2010. In this period, his main research area was focused on the study of genetic dissection (quantitative trait locus analysis, fine mapping, quantitative trait gene, and nucleotide analysis) of obese-type, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rat, in collaboration with Dr. Kozo Matsumoto. Currently, his research interests include the association study of economically important trait in livestock based on extrapolation from the Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rat study. His article entitled 'Identification of epistatic interactions involved in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rat' was evaluated as the most excellent paper of 2001 published in Experimental Animals.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012