Masanori Terajima MD, PhD
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Address||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
|Institution||UMMS - School of Medicine|
|Division||Infectious Diseases And Immunology|
|Institution||UMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Department||Immunology and Virology|
|Institution||UMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes|
|Department||Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research|
- B.S., Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, 1988
- M.D., Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, 1988
- Ph.D., Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, 1994
Research and Professional Experience:
- Resident, Suifu Hospital, Mito, Japan, 1988-1990
- Graduate Student, Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1990-1994
- Medical Stuff, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, 1994-1997
- Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 1997-2000
- Assistant Professor, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 8/2000-5/2009
- Associate Professor, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 5/2009-present
Host Immune Responses Against Viruses
Our research interest is host (especially human) immune responses against viruses.
We are studying (1) immune responses to influenza viruses (2) antiviral genes against vaccinia virus, (3) Immunopathogenesis of hantavirus infections.
(1) Immune responses to influenza viruses
We are studyinghumoral and cellular immune responses to influenza virus infection and vaccination with emphasis on subtype cross-reactive T cell responses in humans.
(2) antiviral genes against vaccinia virus
We are studying host range genes in vaccinia to understand the mechanisms of species specificity and to identify new antiviral mechanisms.
(3) Immunopathogenesis of hantavirus infections
Hantavirus infection causes two clinically different diseases, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and hemorrhagic fever renal syndrome (HFRS) depending on the hantavirus species infecting the patients. We are studying immunopathological mechanisms of these diseases focusing on the virus-specific T cells-endothelial cells interaction.
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