Basic principles of immunology including the latest topics leading to novel therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Kurosaki, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Osaka University, is fascinated with a unique feature of humoral immune response, that is, immunological memory, in which neutralizing antibodies are quickly generated upon re-invasion of pathogenic micro-organisms to eliminate them from our body. His current research fields cover the molecular basis underlying longevity of naive B cells and memory B cells to understand the mechanisms of such quick humoral responses. He is aiming for the production of a novel and truly effective vaccine against influenza, based on his research findings.