Masaru Shimada received the M.D. degree from Nan-Tong University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in 1985 and 1997, respectively. From 1991 to 1992, Dr. Shimada was a Research Associate at AIDS Center of National Institute of Infectious Disease, Japan, and then a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Neuropathology, Miami University, USA, from 1993 to 1995. Since 1997, Dr. Shimada has been an Assistant Professor at Jichi Medical School and Yokohama City University, and since 2004, he has become an Associate Professor and Independent Group Leader at the Department of Microbiology, Yokohama City University. He is a recipient of the Excellent Article Award for Graduate Student (1997), Award for Japanese Trace Element Society (1998), and Yokohama Medical Award (2007). He was the Director of Japanese Society of AIDS (2007–2009) and the Director of Japanese Society of Bacteriology (2007–2010). His research interests include immunology, molecular biology, and virology at viral vector development and vaccine development.
Biography Updated on 7 July 2010