IBS Annual Report Vol.1 is now published. Please take a look at our progress of the first 3 years. 2023/03/07 +MORE

The entrance of IBS has been nicely renovated! 2022/11/21 +MORE

The first IBS Retreat 2022 was successfully held. 2022/03/31 +MORE

On October 7th, Dr. Naoko Kaneko will give a talk at the next IBS Seminar. 2021/08/14 +MORE

Position of specially appointed assistant professor in the Dept. of Neurocognitive Science (Closed) 2021/05/10 +MORE

Prof. Kazunobu Sawamoto has been appointed as the Director of the IBS. 2021/04/01 +MORE


  Mr. Sentaro Kaita (MD/PhD course, Nomura Lab) won the Best Presentation Award at the 144th Kinki Regional Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society. 2024/03/31
  Identification of the growth cone as a probe and driver of neuronal migration in the injured brain. Published in Nature Communications 15, 1877 (2024) 2024/03/18
  Inversed Effects of Nav1.2 Deficiency at Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Ventral Tegmental Area for Prepulse Inhibition in Acoustic Startle Response. Mol. Neurobio…… 2023/09/05
  Scn1a-GFP transgenic mouse revealed Nav1.1 expression in neocortical pyramidal tract projection neurons. eLife. 12:e87495 (2023) 2023/06/01
  Ms. Chihiro Kurematsu (Sawamoto Lab) won the Best Presentation Award at the Basic Medical Scientist Training Initiative 2023 National Retreat! 2023/05/12
  Mr. Ryohei Uenisi (Saito Lab) won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 143rd Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (Sapporo). 2023/04/26

The Institute of Brain Science was established in October 2019 to promote basic research in the field of neuroscience. In addition to elucidating the developmental mechanisms and functions of neurons and neural circuits, we are working on elucidating the pathology and etiology of various neurological diseases, studying diagnostic and preventive methods, and developing therapeutic methods such as drug discovery and regenerative medicine. Through multidisciplinary and high-level neuroscience research at the molecular, cellular, and individual levels, we aim to overcome aging brain diseases such as dementia and stroke, which are increasing in our super-aging society, as well as neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, which are of great social concern.





Developmental and
Regenerative Neurobiology






Disorder Genetics


Glial cell biology


Cognitive function & pathology