Dr. Michiaki Takahashi’s 94th Birthday, Wiki, Age, Wife, Awards and more

Dr. Michiaki Takahashi's 94th Birthday

Michiaki Takahashi was born on this day in 1928 in Osaka, Japan. He received his medical degree from Osaka University and joined the Microbial Disease Research Institute of Osaka University in 1959. After studying measles and polio viruses, Dr. Takahashi received a research fellowship at Baylor College in the United States in 1963. It was during this time that his son developed a severe attack of chickenpox, which led him to develop his ability to fight highly contagious diseases.

Today’s doodle, featuring Tokyo, Japan-based guest artist Tatsuro Kiuchi, celebrates Japanese virologist Dr. Michiaki Takahashi web stories, who developed the first vaccine against chickenpox. The Takahashi vaccine has since been given to millions of children around the world as an effective measure to prevent the spread of serious infectious viral diseases.

Dr. Michiaki Takahashi Wiki Biography

Full NameDr. Michiaki Takahashi
NicknamesTakahashi Michiaki
Date of BirthFebruary 17, 1928
Age85 years old (Dr. Michiaki Takahashi’s 94th Birthday)
Place Of BirthYuzato, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan
ProfessionVirologist (Medical career)
Height Will update soon

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Dr. Takahashi returned to Japan in 1965 and began cultivating the chickenpox virus in living but weakened animal and human tissues. After only five years of development, it was ready for clinical trials. In 1974, Dr. Takahashi developed the first vaccine targeting the varicella virus that causes chickenpox. It was subsequently subjected to rigorous research with immunosuppressed patients and was shown to be highly effective. In 1986, the Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases at Osaka University began rolling out in Japan as the only varicella vaccine approved by the World Health Organization.

Dr. Takahashi Wife, Family & Relationships

Wife/Spouse NameHiroko Takahashi
ParentsFather’s name- NA, Mother’s name- NA
SiblingsNot Mentioned
ChildrenSpencir Bridges, Bo J. Rushing

Dr. Takahashis Awards and achievements

  1. Prince Mahidol Award (2008)
  2. VZVRF’s third Scientific Achievement Award (1997)
  3. Saburo Kojima Memorial Culture Award (1975)

Dr. Takahashi’s life-saving vaccine was soon used in more than 70 countries. In 1994, he was appointed director of the Microbial Disease Study Group at Osaka University—a position he held until his retirement. Thanks to his invention, millions of cases of chickenpox are prevented every year.

Facts about Dr. Michiaki Takahashi

  • Dr. Michiaki Takahashi Wife Name Hiroko Takahashi.
  • Google Doodle celebrated Dr. Michiaki Takahshi (Chickenpox Vaccine inventor) 94th birthday
  • As he is no more so his net worth is not available
  • He is a Japanese.

Q. What were your first thoughts when you were approached about working on this Doodle?
Who is Michiaki Takahashi? I didn’t know this person.

Q. What message do you hope people take away from your Doodle?
 Vaccines might help overcome a disease and change the world.


Dr. Michiaki Takahashi was died on December 16, 2013, when he was 85 years old. We incorporate private tips and feedback received from the celebrities or their representatives when write about their bio. We also try to ensure that our numbers are as accurate as possible, unless otherwise indicated they are only estimates.

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