Faculty and Researchers

Biology and Life Sciences

Neurosciences

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Neurosciences.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

FUKUSHIMA Nobuyuki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Lipid Biology

How is the complex neural circuitry of the brain created, what affects the actions of animals, and what mechanisms do nerves and cancer share? The mysteries behind these questions are delved into using research drawing on molecular biology.

KAGAWA Nao

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
Fish Physiology, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

What controls the wide range of behaviors we see in animals? Focusing on the genes that develop in the brain, the center of behavior, fish are used to conduct research into the mechanisms that control behavior.

KOMADA Munekazu

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Mammalian Embryology
Anatomy, Developmental Neurotoxicology, Congenital Anomaly

I would like to clarify the influence of maternal environment during pregnancy on the development and development of children. In addition, I aim to prevent birth defects and contribute to the healthy growth of children. I would like to engage in the development of human resources who wish for the birth and growth of children who will lead the next generation.

MORIYAMA Ryutaro

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Laboratory of Environmental Physiology
Reproductive Biology, Physiology, Neuroendocrinology

Organisms have adopted characteristics suitable to their habitat so that they can survive individually and so that their species can carry on. Research is conducted into the mechanisms of how factors such as changes in nutritional conditions and internal and external stress control reproductive functions.