Noriyoshi Usui

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Novel molecular mechanisms underlying formation of drug addiction
Addiction is familiar to us, but its mechanisms are not fully understood. We have identified the protein that respond to addictive substances such as psychostimulant and alcohol. We found that knockout mice of this protein have reduced sensitivity to addictive substances and become less addiction. By elucidating the downstream signals of this protein, we aim to understand the mechanism underlying addiction.


It is my honor to be awarded Inamori Research Grant Program. We will uncover the mechanism underlying addiction from a new perspective.

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