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Shin-ichiro Kawazu


Shin-ichiro Kawazu is Director and Professor of the National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from Kitasato University, School of Veterinary Medicine with DVM in 1986. He received PhD degree in Veterinary Medicine from Hokkaido University in 1993. The current approach in his group is the development and application of genetically modified Babesia parasite for investigating host-parasite interaction in this parasite species. On the other hand, his schistosomiasis research focuses on the development of reliable diagnostic tools appropriate for field applications in humans and animals.