AKAMA, Takao

Doctoral Program / Sports Medicine Specialization / Exercise Immunology

Sports Medicine, Anti-doping, Exercise Immunology
Medical Doctor
Chief Medical Officer of Japanese delegation of Beijing and London Olympics, and Team Doctor of Japanese delegation of Athens Olympics
Medical Director, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Vice president and Chair of TUE Committee, Japan Ant-doping Agency
1989-2000 Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
2000-2004 Associate Professor, Japan Women's college of Physical Education

Educational background:
-1982 School of Medicine, University of Tsukuba
-1988 Graduate School, University of Tsukuba

Degree :
Medical Doctor
Ph.D., Medical Science, University of Tsukuba

Medical Conditioning
Main theme in my laboratory is medical conditioning of athletes. Immune function changes due to exercise and mental stress, and measurement of immune function is important for evaluation of athlete condition.
We measure secretory immunoglobulin A in saliva as an immunological biomarker.
And anti-doping, an important issue in athletes’ conditioning, is covered as a research theme.