Identification and functional analysis of neural circuit responsible for mental disorders based on genomic information of brain

Research period : 2019-2023
Principal Investigator
岩本 和也

Kazuya Iwamoto

Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

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 Kunii

    International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  • Tadafumi Kato

    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University