Prof. Takeo Yoshikawa

Prof. Yoshikawa
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Psychiatry, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Visiting Lecturer, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Dr. Takeo Yoshikawa graduated from Osaka University School of Medicine in 1984. He then trained as a resident in the Faculty of Neuropsychiatry at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). He obtained a PhD degree from TMDU in 1991. In 1992, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan. During 1993 to 1997 he worked for National Institute of Mental Health, NIH in the U.S., as a visiting scientist, engaging in the genetic analysis of bipolar disorder. After he came back to TMDU he worked as a psychiatrist, joined the RIKEN Brain Science Institute and founded the RIKEN Laboratory for Molecular Psychiatry in 1999. Since then, his laboratory has mainly studied schizophrenia from a genetic perspective. Recently his laboratory began to study iPS cells related to schizophrenia and autism.  He is an editorial board member of several international scientific journals including Biological Psychiatry.

Prof. Yoshikawa's ISP2012 Lecture Course Abstract:
Genetic approaches of schizophrenia research from human and animal models
Prof. Yoshikawa's TMDU Research Profile:
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