Hitoshi Okamoto

Group Director

hitoshi@brain.riken.jp

Biography

POSITION TITLE:
Laboratory head, Lab. for Developmental Gene Regulation
Group Director, Neural Growth and Regeneration Research Group

INSITUTE:
RIKEN., Brain Science Institute

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Tokyo Univ., School of Medicine / M.D. / 1977-83 / Medicine
Graduate School of Science, Tokyo Univ. / PH. D/1983-88 / Molecular Genetics
(Advisor, Prof. Yoshiki Hotta)

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Postdoc / 1988-91 / Devel. Neurobiol.
(Advisor, Prof. John Y. Kuwada)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1988-91 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Dr. John Y. Kuwada,

1991-93 Assistant Professor, Division of Cellular Communication, National Inst. For Basic Biol., Okazaki, Japan

1993-97 Lecturer, Dept. of Physiology, Keio Univ. School of Med.

1993-1996 Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Cellular Communication, National Inst. For Basic Biol., Okazaki, Japan

1997 Associate Prof., Dept. of Physiology, Keio Univ., School of Med

1997 Laboratory Head, Lab. for Developmental Gene Regulation, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN., Japan

2001 Adjunct Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

2004 Group Director, Neural Growth and Regeneration Research Group, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN., Japan

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS:

Board Committee Membership:

Japanese Society for Neuroscience,

Japanese Society for Developmental Biology, Asia-Pacific Rim Committee of International Brain Research Organization