Watanabe, Tokiko

Profile

Dr. Watanabe received Ph.D. from Hokkaido University in 2002. She worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison as a postdoctoral fellow, JST ERATO Kawaoka infection-induced Host Responses Project as a group leader, and at Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo as a project associate Professor. She was appointed to the current position in April 2020.

Publication

  • (1) Imai M, Iwatsuki-Horimoto K, Hatta M, Loeber S, Halfmann PJ, Nakajima N, Watanabe T et al., Syrian hamsters as a small animal model for SARS-CoV-2 infection and countermeasure development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2020, 117(28):16587-16595. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2009799117.
  • (2) Watanabe T*, Kawaoka Y. Villains or heroes? The raison d’tre of viruses. Clin Transl Immunology, 2020, 9(2):e01114. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1114. (*corresponding author)
  • (3) Imai M+, Watanabe T+, Kiso M+ et al., A Highly Pathogenic Avian H7N9 Influenza Virus Isolated from A Human Is Lethal in Some Ferrets Infected via Respiratory Droplets. Cell Host Microbe, 2017, 22(5):615-626.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.09.008. (+equally contributed)
  • (4) Watanabe T, Kawakami E, Shoemaker JE et al., Influenza virus-host interactome screen as a platform for antiviral drug development. Cell Host Microbe. 16: 795-805. 2014.
  • (5) Watanabe T, Zhong G, Russell CA et al., Circulating avian influenza viruses closely related to the 1918 virus have pandemic potential. Cell Host Microbe. 15: 692-705. 2014.
  • (6) Watanabe T, Kiso M, Fukuyama S et al., Characterization of H7N9 influenza A viruses isolated from humans. Nature. 501:551-5. 2013.
  • (7) Watanabe T*, Tisoncik-Go J, Tchitchek N et al., 1918 Influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) and the viral RNA polymerase complex enhance viral pathogenicity, but only HA induces aberrant host responses in mice. J Virol. 87: 5239-54. 2013. (*Corresponding author)
  • (8) Imai M+, Watanabe T+, Hatta M+ et al., Experimental adaptation of an influenza H5 haemagglutinin (HA) confers respiratory droplet transmission to a reassortant H5 HA/H1N1 virus in ferrets. Nature. 486: 420-8. 2012. (+Equally contributed)
  • (9) Itoh Y+, Shinya K+, Kiso M+, Watanabe T+ et al., In vitro and in vivo characterization of new swine-origin H1N1 influenza viruses. Nature 460: 1021-1025, 2009. (+equally contributed)
  • (10) Watanabe T, Watanabe S, Shinya K, Kim JH, Hatta M, Kawaoka Y. Viral RNA polymerase complex promotes optimal growth of 1918 virus in the lower respiratory tract of ferrets. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106:588-92, 2009.

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

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

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