Hirofumi Akari

Kyoto University, Japan


Hirofumi Akari is a Professor, Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University since 2009. He has focused on the cellular and molecular biology of accessory genes of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) since he joined Department of Virology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Japan in 1997 as a Research Associate and also Viral Biochemistry Section, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, NIAID, NIH, USA in 1999 as a Research Fellow. He has also been investigating non-human primate models on intractable infectious diseases including AIDS and hepatitis C since 2002, which was initiated as the Chief of Laboratory of Disease Control at the Tsukuba Primate Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (presently, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation), Japan.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2012

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