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Shigeki Kato completed a BSc and PhD (Agr.) at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science in Tohoku University. Then he took a postdoctoral position in Fukushima Medical University with Professor Kazuto Kobayashi, and is now an Assistant Professor. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD (Med.) at Fukushima Medical University. His principal research interests include how the neural circuit is controlled to conduct a variety of behaviors using genetic manipulation of neural circuit with the retrograde gene transfer vector.
Kenta Kobayashi graduated from Department of Agricultural Chemistry in Kyoto University, and received a PhD in bioscience from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He worked as Assistant Professor in Fukushima Medical University, and is an currently Associate Professor at the National Institute of Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan. He is working to clarify the role of Rho family GTPases in brain function using a newly developed double vector system, combining the retrograde gene transfer vector with adeno-associated viral vector.
Kazuto Kobayashi received a PhD in biochemistry from Nagoya University, Japan, and took a post-doc position in Nagoya University School of Medicine, which was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry in Nagoya University School of Medicine and at the Division of Neurochemistry at the Fujita Health University School of Medicine. He then moved as an Associate Professor to the Division of Molecular Animal Technology at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and is currently a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Fukushima Medical University. He is also a Guest Professor at the National Institute of Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan. His laboratory aims to develop new technologies for genetic manipulation of neural circuits and to elucidate the neural mechanism underlying the acquisition, performance, and recovery of instrumental learning.
Published Online: 2012-11-12
Published in Print: 2013-02-01