Taisuke Izumi Joins Misher Department of Biological Sciences
Published on October 14, 2021
Taisuke Izumi, PhD, has joined Misher College’s Department of Biological Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Biology.
Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Dr. Izumi completed his PhD in virology at Kyoto University. His research focuses on understanding the persistence of HIV and SARS-CoV2 infections, which leads to developing an HIV functional cure strategy and treatment of long-term COVID-19 effects.
“Currently, we are confronted with an unprecedented virus pandemic by SARS-CoV2, and many people get tricked by the false rumors,” Dr. Izumi said. “My teaching focuses on improving scientific literacy, especially in virology, on how to access the primary source of information and evaluate its quality, eventually selecting the correct one without being fooled by uncertain resources.”