Our lab began in April 2013 at the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine of the University of Tsukuba and has rapidly grown ever since. Our lab mission is to contribute to the development of new approaches to preventing or treating neurodegenerative diseases by increasing our understanding of adult neurogenesis. Thus, we focus on examining the functional integration of adult-born neurons by combining ontogenesis, neuronal activity imaging, behavioral analysis, and sleep science. Recently, we successfully implemented methods for visualizing and manipulating the activity of adult-born neurons during specific stages of sleep, and we generate exciting new results every day using these methods.

Our lab members are hard-working, friendly, and diverse, originating from India, China, Thailand, Sudan and Japan. We barely have enough time to sleep because our daily scientific discoveries are so exciting. We are currently seeking students and researchers with passion and focus in science. We are also accepting short-term visitors and can provide some financial support depending on the situation. Our laboratory is located in the greater Tokyo area at the University of Tsukuba, one of the largest and most diverse universities in Japan. All seminars and conferences are conducted in English. We also have specialized administrative staff that help international personnel adapt to life in Japan.

We seek highly motivated internship or full-time postdoctoral fellows with an interest in our research areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or an M.D. Strong training in optogenetics, behavior, molecular biology, medicine, and/or electrophysiology is desirable. Financial support could be provided.

We are recruiting highly motivated internship or full-time students with an interest in our research areas. Financial support could be provided for Master's and Ph.D. students.