We study the synaptic plasticity of the hippocampus, which is the center for learning and memory. Our main research interest lies in the endogenous synthesis and action of estrogens / androgens and corticosteroids, which are neuromodulators of rapid synaptic transmission. Our goal is to establish synaptocrinology beyond the present neuroendocrinology.

How to Reach Us
Department of Biophysics and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan
E-mail: kawato (at) bio.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp ((at)→@)
HomePage: http://kawato-glia.sakura.ne.jp
Research Field
Aging and Anti-aging / Learning and Memory / Synapses Imaging / Multielectrode Analysis / Brain Biophysics / Neurosteroid / Steroid Modulator / Hippocampus
Prof. Suguru Kawato, Assist. Prof. Tetsuya Kimoto