Takaaki Ozawa

Assistant Professor, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Revealing neural mechanism of fear learning by multi-site dopamine imaging and optogenetic neural manipulation
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in the neural circuitry which is known as the reward system in the brain. Importantly, the dopamine is also known to be important in the regulation of learning behavior triggered by aversive emotions such as fear. In this study, I will attempt to elucidate the regulatory mechanisms of fear learning by the dopaminergic neural circuit using cutting-edge dopamine imaging and neural activity manipulation.


I am honored to receive this INAMORI research grant. My research focus is neural mechanisms underlying emotion and learning. Hope my reach will become a milestone in the neuroscience field.

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