Masayuki Sakamoto

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Rational design of ultra-bright probe for deep brain imaging
Measuring neural activity using genetically encoded fluorescent calcium indicators is widely used to elucidate the circuit mechanisms of higher brain functions. However, because existing calcium sensors have insufficient brightness, calcium imaging has been limited to the superficial areas in vivo. In this research project, I will develop a new calcium sensor with ultra-high brightness that enables non-invasive imaging of deep brain regions.


Thank you very much for accepting my application for the Inamori research grant. I hope to contribute to progress in science by developing excellent sensors.

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