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Ikuo Hirono

Molecular and Cell Biology
Thailand Biotech


 Professor Ikuo Hirono is a Professor at the Laboratory of Genome Science, Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo. The main focus of his research is on the shrimp immune system and the development of fish DNA vaccines. He completed his Ph.D. from Kagoshima University, Japan in 1993 and from 1993–1994, he received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship to do his postdoctoral fellowship at Tokyo University of Fisheries. In 1998, he awarded the Overseas Research Scholarship granted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan to work at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, in the USA. Professor Hirono started his career in the academic field, joining Tokyo University of Fisheries as an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Genetics and Biochemistry, Course of Aquatic Bioscience, Graduate School of Fisheries Science in 2002. Since then, he has accumulated extensive teaching and research experience in aquatic bioscience, fisheries science and marine science and technology. Due to the merging of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries, the organization’s name was changed to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. Apart from his teaching and research, he is also a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Fish and Shellfish Immunology Journal, which rapidly publishes high-quality, peer-refereed contributions in the expanding fields of fish and shellfish immunology.

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 Molecular and Cell Biology

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