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    Yuzaki Lab's (Department of Neurophysiology, Keio University School of Medicine) research theme is to elucidate "how neural activity and environmental changes induce memory and learning,、, 、and how they change the neural network itself ."。For details please Click here.
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Associate Professor Wataru Kakegawa








Short CV:

2003March、Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine postdoctoral(Doctor(Medicine))

2003April、US St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Postdoctoral Researcher (JSPS) (DC2 → PD))

2004April、Keio University School of Medicine Department of Physiology assistant (2007Assistant Professor since)


2016July、Associate Professor


Research theme:
Elucidation of synaptic plasticity (long-term potentiation and long-term depression) mechanisms responsible for memory and learning
Memory and learning control using an optical genetics and chemical genetics
Role elucidation of the brain within the D- amino acid

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What I like:
to play outside with daughters
Walking and jogging

What I dislike:
To be in crowded trains
Desk work when I have assignments with a looming deadline
Quantification of synaptic plasticity experiment

While satisfying my own curiosity、I want to conduct research that can contribute to society。

Current news:
2018 October、Group leader at Keio, JST-ERATO HAMACHI Innovative Molecular Technology for Neuroscience (representative:Prof. Hamachi, Kyoto Univ.).。We are preparing a new research space on the 7th floor at the Integrated Research Park. in Keio Shinanomachi Campus(7S3). 。