Shoji Komai


Institutional Contact

Nara Institute of Science and Technology


I got Ph.D. from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan (Biology). After that, I worked in Kobe Unviversity as a postdoc studying neuronal plasticity in the hippocampus and amygdala. Then I moved to Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg Germany for my second postdoc to study the function of a sub-cellular archtecture of neuron in vivo. At that time, I used viral vectors, electrophysiological methods, and laser optics to bridge the gap between molecule and behavior in the field of neuroscience. After came back to Japan, I continue to try to elucidate the functions of neuronal circuit in the real brain as an associate professor in NAIST.