US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, USA
Kei Amemiya received his Doctoral degree from Rutgers University in Microbiology in 1973. He did his Postgraduate studies in Gene Regulation in the laboratory of Lucy Shapiro at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Later, he went to the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke in 1986, where he examined gene regulation in JC virus that caused the demyelinating disease progressive multifocal leuko-encephalopathy in immune suppressed patients. In 1999, he went to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Bacteriology Division, where he has been involved in vaccine development for Burkholderiamallei and Yersinia pestis. His primary interest has been in the immune response and innate immunity in animal models.