Haruaki Tomioka was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1948. He received the Master’s degree of Agriculture from the Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1972 and the Ph.D. degree for Medical Science from the Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, in 1984. From 1972 to 1973, H. Tomioka was a Research Staff at the Central Institute of Teijin Co. From 1973 to 1975, he was an Assistant Professor at the Hiroshima University. From 1975 to 1977, he was a Senior Research Staff at the Biomedical Institute of Teijin Co. Since 1997, he has been a research and teaching staff at the Shimane University of Medicine: Assistant Professor (1988-1994), Associate Professor (1994-2004), Professor (2004-present). Presently, he is a Professor at the department of Microbiology and Immunology, Shimane University School of Medicine. He is mainly interested in molecular biology, immunology, and chemotherapy of mycobacterial infections including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. avium complex. He is a recipient of the Imamura’s Memorial Award of the Japanese Society for Tuberculosis and the 2003 Outstanding Poster Award of ISSAR. He acted as the president of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases (2008) and the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Leprosy Association (2009). He was an Executive Editor of Curr Pharm Des and edited the special issue entitled “Antimycobacterial Drugs: Current Status and Future Prospects” in 2004. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Microbiology and Immunology and the Executive Editor of the Research Signpost. His special book entitled “Current Topics on the Profiles of Host Immunological Response to Mycobacterial Infections” is being released from the publisher in 2009. He is a member of the board of directors of Japanese Society for Bacteriology, the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, and the Japanese Society for Tuberculosis.
Biography Updated on 11 March 2010