Associate Professor Shusaku Mizukami

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Immunology, Vaccine development., Cellular immunity
Masters Programme


M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate professor (Principal investigator), Department of Immune Regulation, Shionogi Global Infectious Diseases Division (SHINE), Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University


Postdoctoral Researcher, Research institute for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), RIKEN, 2008-2011. Assistant professor, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2011-2014. Assistant professor, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University, 2014-2019. Associate professor (Principal investigator of Department of Immune Regulation), NEKKEN, Nagasaki University.


Immunology, Biotechnology (Nagasaki University)


Immunological analysis and vaccine/drug development on tropical medicine are my research field. Especially, my current top priority is malaria vaccine development.

The country/countries where you work currently

Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, DRC

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Kinetics of CD4+ T Helper and CD8+ Effector T Cell Responses in Acute Dengue Patients. Manh DH, Weiss LN, Thuong NV, Mizukami S, Dumre SP, Quang LC, Thanh LC, Thang CM, Huu PT, Phuc LH, Nhung CTH, Mai NT, Truong NQ, Ngu VTT, Quoc DK, Ha TTN, Ton T, An TV, Halhouli O, Quynh LN, Gomaa KM, Karbwang J, Huong VYQ, Huy NT and Hirayama K. Front Immunol. 2020 Sep 24. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01980.
  2. Impact of political conflict on tuberculosis notifications in North-east Nigeria, Adamawa State: a 7-year retrospective analysis. Pembi E, John S, Dumre SP, Ahmadu BU, Vuong NL, Ebied A, Mizukami S, Huy NT, Cuevas LE, Hirayama K. BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 16;10(9):e035263. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035263.
  3. Knowledge, behaviour and attitudes towards Chagas disease among the Bolivian migrant population living in Japan: a cross-sectional study. Iglesias Rodríguez IM, Mizukami S, Manh DH, Thuan TM, Justiniano HA, Miura S, Ito G, Huy NT, Smith C, Hirayama K. BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 14;10(9):e032546. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032546.
  4. Anti-malarial activity of traditional Kampo medicine Coptis rhizome extract and its major active compounds. Teklemichael AA, Mizukami S, Toume K, Mosaddeque F, Kamel MG, Kaneko O, Komatsu K, Karbwang J, Huy NT, Hirayama K. Malar J. 2020 Jun 8;19(1):204. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03273-x.
  5. IL-17A, a possible biomarker for the evaluation of treatment response in Trypanosoma cruzi infected children: A 12-months follow-up study in Bolivia. Vásquez Velásquez C, Russomando G, Espínola EE, Sanchez Z, Mochizuki K, Roca Y, Revollo J, Guzman A, Quiroga B, Rios Morgan S, Vargas Ortiz R, Zambrana Ortega A, Espinoza E, Nishizawa JE, Kamel MG, Kikuchi M, Mizukami S, Na-Bangchang K, Tien Huy N, Hirayama K. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Sep 25;13(9):e0007715. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007715. eCollection 2019 Sep.


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