Toru Shimada

University of Tokyo, Japan


[Academic Degree] Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, 1987. [Current Position] Professor (2004-), Laboratory of Insect Genetics and Bioscience, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. [Areas of Expertise] Genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, virology, pathology, and evolutionary biology of insects, especially silkmoths and lepidopterans. Sericology and insect biotechnology. [Publication] More than 150 original articles. More than 40 review articles (including book chapters). [Other Activities] Editorial Board Member of Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2003 - present). Editorial Board Member of Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology (1999 - present). Editorial Board Member of Psyche: A Journal of Entomology (2012 - present). Member of the Science Council of Japan (2011 - present). Vice President of the Japanese Society of Sericultural Science (2010 - present).

Biography Updated on 16 October 2012

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