Hirofumi Toda

Assistant Professor,International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Functional analysis of sleep inducing gene 'nemuri'-discovering a link between sleep and immunity-
Sleep is a conserved behavior in every animal with nerves, but its function and control mechanisms are surprisingly full of mystery. Our group has focused on the "nemuri" gene, which strongly induces sleep, and we hope to solve the mystery of sleep by understanding its regulatory mechanism.


Through the interaction with various researchers, I experienced that there were unexpected discoveries. I hope that I can deepen my own research by interacting with researchers from different fields.

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