Takeshi Agatsuma was born in Shiogama, Japan, in 1948. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1977. Since 1978, Agatsuma was an Assistant Professor at Kochi Medical School in Kochi, India. From 1995 to 2000, Agatsuma was an Associate Professor of Obihiro, University at Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan. In 1997, he was awarded the 44th Koizumi Prize from Japan Society of Parasitology. Since 2001, he works as a Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University at Kochi, India. Agatsuma is mainly interested in population genetics, evolutionary biology, and molecular biogeography in the parasitology field.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2008