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Yoshiro Ohara

Yoshiro Ohara

Yoshiro Ohara
Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology
Kanazawa Medical University, Japan


Dr. Yoshiro Ohara graduated from Fukushima Medical University in 1975 and received an MD. He was trained in Clinical Neurology at Department of Neurology, Tohoku University (1975-1978). He received a PhD in Tohoku University in 1984. He worked as Research Associate (1984-1986) and Instructor (1986-1988) at Department of Neurology, University of Chicago. He served as Assistant Professor (1988-1990) and Associate Professor (1990-1994) at Department of Neurological Sciences, Tohoku University. He became Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology, Kanazawa Medical University School of Medicine in 1994. He served as Dean of Education (2004-2007) and Dean for School of Medicine (2007-2009). He is serving as a reviewer for Microbiology and Immunology, International Immunology and Brain & Nerve. He is also serving as a Member of the Board of Trustees for Japanese Society for Neuroimmunology and Japanese Society for Neuroinfectious Diseases.

Research Interest

Virus-Induced Demyelination (especially caused by Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis virus) Infection of the Central Nervous System.