Shigeto Yoshida | Laboratory of Vaccinology and Applied Immunology, Kanazawa University School of Pharmacy
Shigeto Yoshida joined Kanazawa University School of Pharmacy as a professor in 2010. He received his two PhDs in Avian Virology and Immunology from Hokkaido University and in Malariology from Jichi Medical University, Japan. Bridging the fields of microbiology and immunology, he works to develop a new vaccine platform for infectious diseases. His research is now focused on malaria vaccine development. Recently, he has developed various viral vectored and recombinant protein based vaccine platforms capable of inducing long-lasting effective humoral and cellular ‘hybrid’ immune responses against malaria parasites in a murine model. He is also interested in parasite-mosquito interaction. His group has established both parasite- and mosquito-transgenesis systems to express foreign genes. He clearly aims to develop a new malaria vaccine for clinical setting. And his vaccine platform will be applicable not only for malaria but also other serious infectious diseases, such as Ebola, tuberculosis and HIV.