Okamoto, Toru

Profile

Dr. Okamoto received his Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2006.  Thereafter he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at RIMD in 2006, a researcher at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2008. He was appointed as a current position from 2019 after working as an assistant professor (2012) and an associate professor (2017) at Research Institute for Microbial Diseases.

Publication

  • (1) Novel anti-flavivirus drugs targeting the nucleolar distribution of core protein. Tokunaga M., et al. Virology 2019 541:41-51
  • (2) Infection with flaviviruses requires BCLXL for cell survival. Suzuki T. & Okamoto T., et al., PLoS Pathog. 2018 Sep 27; 14 (9):e1007299.
  • (3)Characterization of SPP inhibitors suppressing propagation of HCV and protozoa. Hirano J. & Okamoto T., et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 12;114 (50):E10782-E10791.
  • (4) TRC8-dependent degradation of hepatitis C virus immature core protein regulates viral propagation and pathogenesis. Aizawa S. & Okamoto T., et al., Nat. Commun. 2016 May 6; 12(5): e1005610

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

Iwasaki, Masaharu

International Research Center for Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Emerging Viral Diseases

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

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