Dr. Shoji Yamaoka

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Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Virology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
M.D., Kyoto University
Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, Kyoto University

Dr. Yamaoka joined the School of Medicine of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in 1999 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology. Since 2007, he has been a Professor in the Department of Molecular Virology at TMDU's Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. Before coming to TMDU, he worked as a surgeon for 5 years, became an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University (1994-1999), and studied at the Unite de Biologie Moleculaire de l'Expression Genique, Institut Pasteur Paris, France (1996-1999).

Dr. Yamaoka is the discoverer of NF- B essential modulator (NEMO), whose mutations cause severe immune-deficiency in humans. His research currently deals with two major subjects, constitutive activation of the transcription factor NF- B in cancer cells and host cell factors regulating HIV-1 replication. In particular, he established genetic screens to identify cellular proteins required for viral oncogenesis or interfering with virus replication.

Lecture Course:
How to see and control virus replication
Professor Yamaoka's Research Profile
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