Professor Takashi Agui
Associate Editor: Takashi Agui
Dr. Agui is a professor in the Department of Laboratory Animal Science and medicine at the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University and received his DVM degree from the Japanese Government. He received his Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Medicine from Hokkaido University. Dr. Agui was a post-doctoral fellow (visiting fellow) at the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. He then retuned to Japan as Assistant Professor, at the Institute for Animal Experimentation, Tokushima University School of Medicine, and was Associate Professor at the Center for Experimental Animal Science, Nagoya City University School of Medicine.
Professor Agui’s research interest is the genetics of laboratory rodents. He discovered several mutant genes responsible for inheritable animal disease models. Recently his research interest has expanded to the identification of genes responsible for quantitative phenotypes in rodents such as susceptibility or resistance to pathogens and differential response to stress.
Professor Agui is also diplomate of the Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DJCLAM) and a member of Council on Accreditation, Pacific Rim section, AAALAC International. He is a board member of Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He is or was a member of Editorial Board of Exp. Anim. (Tokyo), J. Vet. Med. Sci., Jpn. J. Vet. Res., and ISRN Vet. Sci.