by Development Communication Section
Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu is the new SEAFDEC/AQD Deputy Chief and GOJ Trust Fund Co-Manager to serve a two-year term which started April 1, 2016.
Dr. Nakayasu, 50, succeeds Dr. Takuro Shibuno whose term ended last March. A scientist at the Fisheries Research Agency of Japan (FRA) with expertise on fish immunology and fish pathology, Dr. Nakayasu’s last post prior to moving to SEAFDEC/AQD is Research Coordinator of FRA’s Research Management Department. He has also served as Leader of the Immunology Section of the National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health Division for five years.
As co-author of many science papers, Dr. Nakayasu has published in the science journals Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Fisheries Science, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, among others.
Dr. Nakayasu is a graduate of Tokyo University of Fisheries (B.S, M.S., and Ph.D.) and National Institute of Infectious Diseases (Postdoctoral Researcher). He has a 13-year-old son and likes skiing, lawn tennis, and swimming.
Welcome to SEAFDEC/AQD Dr. Nakayasu!