Dr. Terabe received his Ph.D. degree at Tokyo University, Japan. He joined the Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section, Metabolism Branch, NCI in 1999 as a visiting fellow. He became a research fellow in 2002 and a staff scientist in 2005. In 2007, Dr. Terabe became an associate scientist and deputy section chief of Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section, Vaccine Branch, NCI. Dr. Terabe's research focus is on elucidating the mechanisms of immune regulation of tumor immunity, in particular roles of regulatory cells including natural killer (NK)T cells, regulatory T cells and myeloid-lineage cells.