Dr. Monjurul Ahasan joined our lab as a research fellow.
Prof. Sakano has revealed the fundamental mechanisms of odorant receptor choice in olfactory sensory neurons and their axonal targeting to particular areas of the olfactory bulb.
In this seminar Prof. Sakano further introduced his recent findings on the olfaction-mediated imprinting in early neonates and its relation to human mental disorders, in which a novel olfactory circuit contributes to the attraction and attachment of neonates to odorous objects. His talk spanning from molecules to behaviors recruited much interest and discussions from the audience. Dr. Kensaku Mori, a designated Professor in the University of Tokyo, also visited our lab and joined the seminar.
After the seminar we had dinner together and enjoyed talking.
On the next day, Prof. Sakano and Prof. Mori kindly visited our lab again, and we discussed the past, present, and future of olfactory researches. It was very precious time.
Thank you so much, Prof. Sakano and Prof. Mori!
Designated Professor Hideto Kaba received a commendation from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for his outstanding contribution as a member of the evaluation committee for research fellowships and international operations.
A paper by Dr. Tsunehiro Ochi, an assistant professor in our lab, has been accepted in Scientific Reports.
We held a welcome party for new members. Since this April two graduate students and four undergraduate medical students have joined our lab. Many graduates of our lab also came to this party. It was a very joyful time!
Dr. Namba’s manuscript has been introduced in the Neuroscience section of ”Biomedical Advances” as an excellent manuscript.
As members of the training course in “Center for Innovative and Translational Medicine” in Kochi Medical School, four undergraduate medical students, Mr. Shibano, Mr. Okano, Mr. Nishiyama and Mrs. Yokoi, have joined our lab.
Our lab has joined the “Center for Innovative and Translational Medicine” in Kochi Medical School, as “Neural Circuit Function Team”.
You can see the details from the banner at the top-page.
He gave a seminar on the neuronal mechanisms underlying various odor-mediated behaviors of zebrafish, including attraction to food, attraction to mating partners, and avoidance from danger signals, toward a large audience of Kochi Medical School. Dr. Yoshihara’s novel and through studies from the identification of signaling odor molecules to the identification of specific neuronal circuits leading to particular behaviors recruited much interest and discussions from the audience. After the seminar we had dinner together and enjoyed talking.
With members of Department of Physiology on Cardiovascular Control, we had the after-party following the practice of physiology for medical students.
Dr. Taniguchi, the associate professor in our lab, has been awarded for his outstanding research presentation in the 16th KMS (Kochi Medical School) Research meeting.
A paper by Mr. Manabu Okita, a graduate student in our lab, has been accepted in Brain and Cognition. Congratulations!
A paper by Mrs. Shinobu Kaibe, a graduate student in our lab, has been accepted in Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Congratulations!
A paper by Mr. Jia Tong, a graduate student in our lab, has been accepted in Neuroscience. Congratulations!
Mr. Toshiharu Namba, a graduate student in our lab, has been awarded the “Young Scholar Promotion Award” in the 68th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan Chugoku-Shikoku Division.
Mr. Namba’s paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394016307406
PSJ regional award: http://physiology.jp/award/regional/
The 68th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan Chugoku-Shikoku Division:http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/phys68/award.html
He gave a seminar on the bottom-up communication and top-down control of the cerebral cortex toward a large audience of Kochi Medical School. Prof. Mori’s sophisticated talks with his new ideas recruited many questions and discussions and much encouraged young scientists. After the seminar we had dinner together and enjoyed talking.
A paper by Mr. Toshiharu Namba, a graduate student in our lab, has been accepted in Neuroscience Letters. Congratulations!