Staff and specialities
Professor: Motoi KUDO
Auditory nervous system and comparative neuroanatomy, developmental neuroanatomy
Associate Professor: Yoshinari AIMI
Peripheral nervous system and molecular neuroanatomy
Senior Assistant Professor: Kousuke TAKI
Neuroanatomy and molecular biology
Outline of the department
Our labolatory works on the neurobiological mechanism relavant to the
mammalian auditory system at network, cellular, and molecular levels.
Combined molecular and morphological methods are used in the analysis of
projection and local circuit of neural structures involved in auditory sensory
processing. Developmental and genetic analysis of genes related to
differentiation and maturation of GABAergic neurons is also carried out in
order to reveal the underlying principles of network formation, taking
advantage of the viewpoint of comparative anatomy.
Current projects are as follows :
1) Projection and local circuit of the inferior colliculus, the largest
center of auditory brainstem.
2) Development and differentiation of GABAergic neuron.
3) Analysis of neuronal circuit using trangenic mouse with specificially-
visualized auditory pathway.
4) Histchemical characterization of neuronal subpopulations in the inferior