Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Research Center for Infectious Diseases

Lab. of Infectious Disease Model


Professor Hirofumi Akari (akari.hirofumi.5z*

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Research theme

Our laboratory is focusing on intractable retroviruses such as human immunodeficiency virus and human T-cell leukemia virus. At present, it is impossible to eliminate these viruses from the body once persistent infection is established, because of the unique mechanisms for the immune evasion. Eventually, the infected individuals may develop respective infectious diseases after long-term persistent infection.

With the use of nonhuman primate models, we would like to unravel the molecular and immunological mechanisms of the viral persistency and pathogenesis, and also to challenge applied research regarding the development of new vaccines and therapeutics.

Graduate Education

  • Graduate School of Science, Division of Biological Science


  • Post-doctoral scientists 2, Graduate students 5, Research students 2, Undergraduate student 1

Contact Information

Person to Contact Professor Hirofumi Akari
TEL 075-751-4798
E-mail akari.hirofumi.5z∗

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