Message from Director
Institute of Brain Science,
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Kazunobu Sawamoto, PhD
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.
We promote cutting-edge research to elucidate brain functions and overcome neurological diseases in six departments: Glial Cell Biology, Neuro Toxicology, Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology, Neurocognitive Science, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Genetics, and Cognitive Function and Pathology.
We provide high-level education and research guidance in neuroscience to young scientists including graduate and undergraduate students and train internationally active neuroscientists.
We make social contributions by promoting translational research and industry-academic collaboration with internal and external research institutions and hospitals to link the results of basic research to clinical and practical application.