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Faculty Information

Sophia University / Faculty of Science and Technology

Takako Niikura
Takako Niikura
  • Job title
  • Research
    Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Profile

    1989-1991 Researcher Safety Research Institute for Chemical Compounds (Japan)
    1991-1992 Research Assistant Tonen K.K. Institute of Basic Science (Japan)
    1992-1993 Higher Scientific Officer Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology, NERC (UK)
    1994-1995 Postdoctoral Fellow Thomas Jefferson University, School of Medicine (USA)
    1995-1997 Research Associate Michigan State University, Department of Biochemistry (USA)
    1997-2007 Assistant Professor/Instructor KEIO University, School of Medicine (Japan)
    2007 – 2009 Research Assistant Professor Georgetown University, Department of Neurology (USA)
    2009 – 2012 Assistant Professor Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences (Canada)
    2012-present Associate Professor Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology (Japan)

  • Degree

    PhD (The University of Tokyo)

  • Research Interests

    Neurodegenerative disorders,  Humanin, Aging