- Psychiatric disorders group
Identification and functional analysis of neural circuit responsible for mental disorders based on genomic information of brain
Common environmental and genetic factors are known to cause different psychotic conditions. In this project, we try to identify new brain regions affected by environmental and genetic factors using animal models, and clarify the relationship between affected regions and behavioral alterations. In addition, we analyze brain genome information in the corresponding brain regions of animal models and postmortem brains of patients.
Yasuto KuniiInternational Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Tadafumi KatoGraduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University