HIROSHI TAZAWA

Research Professor
University of North Texas
tazawa@mmm.muroran-it.ac.jp

Hiroshi Tazawa, a developmental physio-engineer, received his undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering and Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.) from Hokkaido University (Japan) and Doctor of Medicine (Ph.D.) from Tohoku University. He used to be a Research Associate in Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, an Associate Professor in Department of Physiology, Yamagata University School of Medicine and a Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology. After retirement, he has worked with Dr. Warren Burggren and is now a Research Professor with the Developmental Integrative Physiology Research Cluster, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas. Dr. Tazawa used to develop data acquisition systems in Obstetrics and Avian Eggs and is now studying developmental physiology, mainly gas exchange, circulation and thermoregulation, in avian embryos. For the RECOVER consortium, Dr. Tazawa is working alongside Dr. Burggren and Dr. Dubansky to characterize the effects of Deepwater Horizon oil on gas exchange and circulatory physiology in avian embryos.