Teruo Kirikae is Professor of Department of Microbiology, Juntendo University, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Professor Kirikae graduated from Iwate Medical School, Morioka, Japan, in 1982 (MD), and Iwate Medical School Graduate of Medicine in 1985 (PhD). He continued his research in the field of medical microbiology though following postdoctoral positions: the Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Iwate Medical School; Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow, the Research Center Borstel, Germany; and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA. He worked as an assistant professor then lecturer, at Department of Microbiology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan. He was assigned to be Director of Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in 1999, Director of Department of Infectious Diseases in 2004, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and currently Professor of Department of Microbiology, Juntendo University, Graduate School of Medicine. His main interests are molecular epidemiology of Gram-negative pathogens and molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).