Symposium Chair/Speaker

Kazunori Nakajima, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan

Dr. Kazunori Nakajima

Dr. Kazunori Nakajima is Professor and Chair at Department of Anatomy, Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. He graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1988, and subsequently completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Keio University. He then joined Prof. Katsuhiko Mikoshiba’s group as a PhD student and received his PhD in 1994 from Osaka University. After postdoctoral training, he became Research Scientist at RIKEN in 1995, and started his own lab in 1998 as Department Head and Assistant Professor at Institute of DNA Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine. He then moved to Keio University in 2002 as Professor of Anatomy. Dr. Nakajima’s group developed the in utero electroporation technique and found several modes of neuronal migration such as multipolar migration, caudal migratory stream, climbing mode of hippocampal neurons, and 2-step migration of interneurons. His group focuses on the mechanisms underlying the development of cortical layers and neuronal circuits.

Lab webpage: http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~Nakajima/page10/page26/page26.html

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