Japanese
Yamaguchi University, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology
<Microorganism and its body>

Faculty

DAISUKE HAYASAKA, PhD, DVM
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology

HIROSHI SHIMODA, PhD, DVM
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology

Our Lab

We analyze the pathogenicity of microorganisms and host response to infectious diseases using the molecular and immunological methods. Also, we are studying on epidemiology of those infectious diseases to clarify the etiology of various infectious diseases. In Maeda's Lab, viral infectious diseases, canine distemper virus, coronaviruses, herpesviruses and flaviviruses are analyzed. In Takano's Lab, tick-borne infectious diseases are mainly focused on.

Research Interests

  • Analysis of pathogenicity of veterinary viral diseases and development of the methods for diagnosis, prevention, and therapy.
  • Epidemiological study on infectious diseases in wild animals.
  • Epidemiological research on vector-borne zoonotic diseases.
  • Study on the elucidation of the transmission mechanism of tick-borne pathogens in their vector ticks.

URL to Our HP

http://web.cc.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~vetmicro/html/ (Sorry, in Japanese)