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    Simutaneous recording of the neural activities from the multiple brain regions
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    Efficient genome modification and histological analysis
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    Development of the animal models of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders
Welcome !

The final goal of our research is to understand molecular, cellular, and neuronal ensemble mechanisms underlying higher order brain functions including learning and memory. For that purpose, we combine molecular genetics, physiological and behavioral methods. The laboratory also studies the mechanism that underlies neuronal cell death and regeneration.

Recent news

9th Feb 2015 New !

New publication by Dr. Tomomi Aida (assistant professor) appeared in the recent issue of Neuropsychopharmacology!

Aida T, Yoshida J, Nomura M, Tanimura A, Iino Y, Soma M, Bai N, Ito Y, Cui W, Aizawa H, Yanagisawa M, Nagai T, Takata N, Tanaka KF, Takayanagi R, Kano M, Götz M, Hirase H, Tanaka K. Astroglial Glutamate Transporter Deficiency Increases Synaptic Excitability and Leads to Pathological Repetitive Behaviors in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Feb 9. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.26.

3rd Dec 2014

New publication by Wanpeng Cui (graduate student) appeared in the latest issue of Journal of Neuroscience!

Cui W, Mizukami H, Yanagisawa M, Aida T, Nomura M, Isomura Y, Takayanagi R, Ozawa K, Tanaka K, Aizawa H (2014) Glial Dysfunction in the Mouse Habenula Causes Depressive-Like Behaviors and Sleep Disturbance. Journal of Neuroscience 34:16273–16285.

Kohichi Tanaka
Address: 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8510
E-mail: tanaka.aud [at mark] mri.tmd.ac.jp