Iwasaki, Masaharu

Profile

Dr. Masaharu Iwasaki received his Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University for his work on viral RNA synthesis and virion assembly of measles virus in 2010, and graduated from Kyushu University School of Medicine in 2012 (MD-PhD program). Thereafter he worked as Research Associate (2012), Senior Research Associate (2015), and Staff Scientist (2017) at The Scripps Research Institute where he started studies on molecular mechanisms of arenavirus multiplication. He was appointed to the current position in 2018.

Publication

  • 1. A Lassa Virus Live-Attenuated Vaccine Candidate Based on Rearrangement of the Intergenic Region.Cai Y. et al., mBio (2020) 11(2):e00186-20.
  • 2. Interactome analysis of the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus nucleoprotein in infected cells reveals ATPase Na+/K+ transporting subunit Alpha 1 and prohibitin as host-cell factors involved in the life cycle of mammarenaviruses. Iwasaki M. et al., PLoS Pathog. (2018) 20;14(2):e1006892.
  • 3. Resistance of human plasmacytoid dendritic CAL-1 cells to infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is caused by restricted virus cell entry, which is overcome by contact of CAL-1 cells with LCMV-infected cells. Iwasaki M. et al., Virology. (2017) 511:106-113.
  • 4. The High Degree of Sequence Plasticity of the Arenavirus Noncoding Intergenic Region (IGR) Enables the Use of a Nonviral Universal Synthetic IGR To Attenuate Arenaviruses. Iwasaki M. et al., J Virol. (2016) 90(6):3187-97.
  • 5. General Molecular Strategy for Development of Arenavirus Live-Attenuated Vaccines. Iwasaki M. et al., J Virol. (2015) 89(23):12166-77.
  • 6. Sodium Hydrogen Exchangers Contribute to Arenavirus Cell Entry. Iwasaki M. et al., J Virol. (2014) 88(1):643-54.

Lab

AKIRA, Shizuo

Division of Host Defense

Department of Host Defense

Aoshi, Taiki

Endowed Chair

Department of Cellular Immunology

Arase, Hisashi

Division of Host Defense

Department of Immunochemistry

Ebina, Hirotaka

BIKEN Innovative Vaccine Research Alliance Laboratories

Virus Vaccine Group

Hamada, Shigeyuki

Research Collaboration Center for Infectious Diseases

Section of Bacterial Drug Resistance Research

Hara, Eiji

Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Department of Molecular Microbiology

Horiguchi, Yasuhiko

Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Molecular Bacteriology

Horii, Toshihiro

Endowed Chair

Department of Malaria Vaccine Development

Iida, Tetsuya

Research Center for Infectious Disease Control

Department of Bacterial Infections

Ikawa, Masahito

Genome Information Research Center

Department of Experimental Genome Research

Ishitani, Tohru

Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Department of Homeostatic regulation

Iwanaga, Shiroh

Research Center for Infectious Disease Control

Department of Molecular Protozoology

KAMITANI, Wataru

International Research Center for Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Clinical Research on Infectious Diseases

Kinoshita, Taroh

Endowed Chair

Yabumoto Department of Intractable Disease Research

Kobayashi, Takeshi

Research Center for Infectious Disease Control

Department of Virology

Maeda, Yusuke

International Research Center for Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Viral Dynamism Research

Matsuura, Yoshiharu

Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Molecular Virology

Miki, Hiroaki

Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Department of Cellular Regulation

Mimuro, Hitomi

Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Infection Microbiology

Murakami, Yoshiko

Endowed Chair

Yabumoto Department of Intractable Disease Research

Nakamura, Shota

International Research Center for Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Pathogen Detection and Identification

Okada, Masato

Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Department of Oncogene Research

Okamoto, Toru

Division of Infectious Disease

Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies

Shioda, Tatsuo

Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Viral Infections

Standley, Daron

Genome Information Research Center

Department of Genome Informatics

Suzuki, Kazuhiro

Division of Host Defense

Department of Immune Response Dynamics

Takakura, Nobuyuki

Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Department of Signal Transduction

Tatsumi, Masashi

Research Collaboration Center for Infectious Diseases

Section of Viral Infections

Watanabe, Tokiko

Division of Infectious Disease

Yamamoto, Masahiro

Division of Infectious Disease

Department of Immunoparasitology

Yamasaki, Sho

Division of Host Defense

Department of Molecular Immunology

Yoshioka, Yasuo

BIKEN Innovative Vaccine Research Alliance Laboratories

Vaccine Creation Group