Recent development of transgenic techniques made it possible to directly analyze the functions of a particular gene in a living animal. These techniques have also succeeded in producing various animal disease models as well as tools to analyze them. Immune disorders and infectious diseases are our major concerns, therefore we attempt to produce transgenic mouse models for these diseases.

2021 Prof. Iwakura received the Distinguished Service Award from the Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

2017 "Highly Cited Researchers" awards ceremony.