Dean of the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
Professor Kita is the Dean of the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University. He was previously Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo.
Professor Kita completed a PhD in 1980 and was assistant professor from 1980 to 1983 at the Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
From 1987 to 1990, he was assistant professor/lecturer at the Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Juntendo University. He was subsequently associate professor at the Department of Parasitology, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, from 1991 to 1998.
He has been President of the Japanese Society of Parasitology (2003-2006) and President of the Japanese Biochemical Society (2009-2011).