Laboratory of Optical Neural and Molecular Physiology

Program-Specific Associate Professor

SAKAMOTO, Masayuki
sakamoto.masayuki.2e -at- kyoto-u.ac.jp

Main theme

Probing functional neural circuits at high spatial-temporal resolution is crucial to understand how neuronal populations work together to achieve higher brain functions such as learning and memory. We aim to understand these circuit mechanisms with cutting-edge multiphoton imaging and optical control technology. Our current research focuses on the following subjects;

  1. Dendritic voltage integration of synaptic potentials.
  2. Circuit mechanisms underlying odor-induced behaviors.
  3. Development of fluorescent probes for monitoring neural activity.

In vivo two-photon imaging from head-fixed mouse during learning

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