Faculty Department of Life Science / Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Education and Career


  • - 1996 , Hokkaido University, School of Fisheries Sciences,
  • - 2001 , Hokkaido University, 水産学研究科,

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2009 , Stanford University Visiting scholar
  • 2000 - 2002 , 日本学術振興会特別研究員

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Life sciences, Marine/Aquatic life sciences

Research Interests

神経内分泌, 行動生理, 魚類, fish behaviour and neuroendocrinology

Published Papers

  1. Vasotocin expression is associated with social preference development of the medaka fish
    Hanae Tanaami; Saki Yamamoto; Suzuna Hayashi; Sumika Kawamoto; Hiroki Makino; Nao Kagawa
    General and Comparative Endocrinology  , 114355-114355, Aug. 2023  , Refereed
  2. Effects of single and repeated heat stress on anxiety‐like behavior and locomotor activity in medaka fish
    Airi Otsuka; Yuki Shimomura; Honoka Sakikubo; Kensuke Miura; Nao Kagawa
    Fisheries Science  Oct. 2021  , Refereed
  3. The Japanese lamprey (Lethenteron camtschaticum) expresses functional lysophosphatidic acid receptors.
    Takeru Tamaki; Nao Kagawa; Nobuyuki Fukushima
    Biochemical and biophysical research communications  568  , 1-7, 3, Sep. 2021  , Refereed



  1. III-1. Aggressive behavior and hormones in fish , Nao Kagawa , Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi (Japanese Edition) , 81 , 5 , 869 , 2015

Research Grants & Projects

  1. 日本学術振興会, 科学研究費助成事業 基盤研究(C), 大胆か?慎重か?:魚類の行動を決定する脳内分子機構の解明 , 近畿大学
  2. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, When and how does medaka juveniles develop schooling behavior? , Kindai University
  3. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), New mechanism for filial cannibalism: an endocrinological approach , Nagasaki University