click here for Amazon smile
Akiko Tanaka, Ph.D.
President & Co-Founder of TBRI
TBRI is grateful for the annual support of people just like you whose gifts assure the margin of excellence in our vital research work.
Stay in touch!  Subscribe to the TBRI newsletter and get all of the latest updates for TBRI news!  
Informational events offering topics including the motivation, progress, & challenges behind TBRI's life saving research.

Copyright 2013, All Right Reserved  |  TBRI:  Tampa Bay Research Institute  |  501(c)(3) not-for-profit, independent biomedical research institute
11208 Blue Heron Blvd. North
Suite 110
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Support TBRI button
Support TBRI button
picture of Dr. Richard Whitley, Scientific Advisor
picture of Dr Bernard Roizman, Scientific Advisor
picture of Dr Yancey Gillespie, Scientific Advisor
Dr. G. Yancey Gillespie, Director of the Brain Tumor Research Laboratories in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 
Dr. Bernard Roizman, the Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago 

Dr. Richard Whitley, Director of the Division of Clinical Virology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The latter two SAC members also served on President George W. Bush's Blue Ribbon Commission on Bioterrorism. 
TBRI's research programs are overseen on a regular basis by a Scientific Advisory Council (SAC). Currently the SAC is composed of three eminent scientists:
TBRI benefits from the active participation of a Board of Trustees composed of members drawn from both the local community and from out of state, representing the business, legal, financial and biomedical fields.
Active Board Members:
Akiko Tanaka, Ph.D., President
Clifford J. Cook, Chair
Michael E. Williams, CFP, Vice Chair
John E. Kearney, Sr., Secretary
John (Jack) C. Bierley
Peter D. Jones
Doug Linder
Judy Morris-Hardy
Bernard Roizman, Sc.D.
Barbara Sheen Todd

Andrew H. Hines, Jr.
Michiko Nonoyama, Ph.D.
Shigeo Shin, M.S., Ph.D.

In Memory:
Gerard J. Curley
Gary R. Froid
Elizabeth H. Howarth 
Meihan Nonoyama, Ph.D.
Mark T. Orr, Ph.D.
Marie Powell Sullivan
Richard G. Ulrich
John P. Wallace
Dr. Tanaka earned an undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Science and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Microbiology, both from Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. 

She began her career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1981, Dr. Tanaka co-founded what is now known as the Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI) in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is credited with an extensive list of papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  

Dr. Tanaka has ventured onto the frontiers of biomedicine, helping to popularize the concept of Integrative Medicine, in which modern biomedical research is afforded the insights provided by the practice of folk medicine. The knowledge gained through her long-term research efforts has contributed to our understanding of the cause, cure and prevention of chronic diseases. She has recently developed a folk remedy into a dietary supplement, trade-named ImmunExtra®. 

 Dr. Tanaka has received numerous awards for her accomplishments in science and for her service to humankind, and in 2005 she received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

picture of the president, Akiko Tanaka
TBRI GoFundMe button