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Hirotaka Kanuka


Hirotaka Kanuka is Professor, Chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine, and Director of the Center for Medical Entomology at The Jikei University School of Medicine. Kanuka received an B.A. from University of Tokyo in 1997 and a Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2001. Following postdoctoral carrier at Stanford University in Dr. David Schneider’s lab, he joined the faculty of Jikei University School of Medicine in 2011. He is a medical entomologist and his notable contributions to science include the discovery of the genetic basis of infection tolerance in insect, and the role of microbes mediating vectorial competency of malaria-vector mosquito.