IWAKURA Yoichiro Professor

Tokyo University of Science,
Organization for Research Advancement, Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Research Division


Address 2641 Yamazaki, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken 278-8510, Japan
TEL : +81-4-7124-1501
E-mail Address
Homepage URL http://www.rs.tus.ac.jp/iwakuralab/
Under-Graduate School 1970, Kyoto University Faculty of Science Graduated
Graduate School 1974, Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Faculty of Chemistry Doctoral course Dropped out
1972, Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Master's course Completed program with degree
Postgraduate Qualification Kyoto University Doctor of science Research papers
Research History 1969-1974 Molecular genetical studies on E. coli RNA polymerase
1974-1978 Purification and analysis of the biological functions of interferon
1978-1985 Studies on the early development of mouse embryos
1985-1992 Generation of virus infection models using transgenic techniques
1992- Generation and analysis of human disease models using transgenic techniques
Employment History 1974-1985 Inst. for Virus research, Kyoto Univ., Research Associate
1978-1980 Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, USA , Associate Researcher
1985-1992 Dept. of Viral Infection, Inst. of Medical Science, Univ. of Tokyo (IMSUT), Associate Professor
1992-1998 Laboratory Animal Research Center, IMSUT, Professor
1993-1996 Laboratory Animal Research Center, IMSUT, Director
1998-2009 Center for Experimental Medicine, IMSUT, Professor
2004-2009 Center for Experimental Medicine, IMSUT, Director
2009-2012 Center for Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology, IMSUT, Director and Professor
2012- Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science (RIBSTUS), Professor
2012- University of Tokyo, Emeritus Professor
2013- Center for Animal Disease Models, RIBSTUS, Director
Research Keyword disease model, gene manipulated mice, autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis
Research Area Laboratory animal science (gene manipulated mice, transgenic techniques)
Immunology (autoimmune disease, cytokine, rheumatoid arthritis)
Research Institute Theme Development of health promoting foods that can modulate innate immune system
Analysis of pathogenic mechanisms and identification of therapeutic targets using gene manipulated mice
Development of new therapeutics against autoimmune and allergic diseases targeting IL-17 and C-type lectins by analyzing the pathogenic mechanisms
Academic Awards Received
Research.com Top 1000 Scientists Ranking
2019 Highly Cited Researchers
Highly Cited Researchers 2018
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Academic Society Affiliations
2017/10/29 - 2017/11/2
International Cytokine & Interferon Society Meeting 2017
Vice President
1995/1/1 - 2012/12/31
International Council Member