List of All Awardees

Name Affiliation
(as it appears on the application form)
Submitted a review article on the research to Neuroscience Research
2018 (photos)
Tsukasa Kamigaki University of California, Berkeley / Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dissecting executive control circuits with neuron types
Hiroshi Makino Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Top-down control: A unified principle of cortical learning
Jun Nishiyama Neuronal Signal Transduction Group, Max Planck Florida Institute For Neuroscience Genome editing in the mammalian brain using the CRISPR–Cas system
Naoya Takahashi Humboldt University of Berlin Synaptic topography – Converging connections and emerging function
Shuko Takeda Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Progression of Alzheimer’s disease, tau propagation, and its modifiable risk factors
2017 (photos)
Toshihide Hige Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus What can tiny mushrooms in fruit flies tell us about learning and memory?
Hiroshi Ito Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Prefrontal–hippocampal interactions for spatial navigation
Takashi Kawashima Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus The role of the serotonergic system in motor control
Madoka Narushima Department of Physiology (I), School of Medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Comparison of the role of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 1 in developmental refinement of neuronal connectivity between the cerebellum and the sensory thalamus
Teruhiro Okuyama Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Social memory engram in the hippocampus
Hiroyuki Kato Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine
Fumi Kubo Max Plank Institute of Neurobiology
Hideaki Matsui Department of Neuroscience of disease, Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Niigata University The use of fish models to study human neurological disorders
Haruki Takeuchi Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Naofumi Uesaka Neurophysiology lab, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Itaru Imayoshi The Hakubi Center, Kyoto University
Takashi Kitamura Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Tonegawa Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Driving and regulating temporal association learning coordinated by entorhinal-hippocampal network
Naotsugu Tsuchiya School of Psychological Sciences,
Monash University, Australia
Associate Professor
Using category theory to assess the relationship between consciousness and integrated
Akiko Hayashi-Takagi Lab of Structural Physiology
Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Synapse pathology and translational applications for schizophrenia
Keisuke Yonehara Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University
Kei M Igarashi Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Gamma oscillations in the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit underlying memory and dementia
Takatoshi Iijima Tokai University Institute of Innovative Science and Technology (IIST) School of Medicine, Tokai University Spatio-temporal regulations and functions of neuronal alternative RNA splicing in developing and adult brains
Ryuta Koyama Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo Microglia in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders
Toshiyuki Hirabayashi Department of Physiology, The University of Tokyo School of Medicine
Yoshiaki Yamaguhchi Department of Systems Biology,Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University Arginine vasopressin signaling in the suprachiasmatic nucleus on the resilience of circadian clock to jet lag
Hiroko BANNAI RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Laboratory for developmental neurobiology Molecular membrane dynamics: Insights into synaptic function and neuropathological disease
Aya Ito-Ishida Department of Psychiatry Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine The role of Cbln1 on Purkinje cell synapse formation
Rieko Muramatsu Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Pericyte function in the physiological central nervous system
Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Reorganization of Neocortical Network with Memory Consolidation
Entorhinal cortex and consolidated memory
Hidenori Yamasue Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate school of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Using endophenotypes to examine molecules related to candidate genes as novel therapeutics: The “endophenotype-associated surrogate endpoint (EASE)” concept
Hidehiko Takahashi Department of Psychiatry Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine Molecular neuroimaging of emotional decision-making
Azusa Kamikouchi Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University Auditory neuroscience in fruit flies
Atsushi Kuhara Konan University Faculty of Science and Engineering Department of Biology Molecular mechanism for trimetric G protein-coupled thermosensation and synaptic regulation in the temperature response circuit of Caenorhabditis elegans
Seiji Tanabe Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University Population codes in the visual cortex
Takuya Sasaki JSPS research fellow,Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences The axon as a unique computational unit in neurons
Takuro Tojima Laboratory for Neuronal Growth Mechanisms, RIKEN Brain Science Institute Intracellular signaling and membrane trafficking control bidirectional growth cone guidance
Takatoshi Hikida Department of Systems Biology, Osaka Bioscience Institute; PRESTO, JST Neural mechanisms of the nucleus accumbens circuit in reward and aversive learning
Takayuki Yamashita École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Brain Mind Institute Ca2+-dependent regulation of synaptic vesicle endocytosis
Keise Izuma California Institute of Technology The social neuroscience of reputation
Takeshi Hiyama National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Basic Biology Sodium sensing in the subfornical organ and body-fluid homeostasis
Masayuki Matsumoto Systems Neuroscience Section, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Masanori Murayama Behavioral Neurophysiology Lab, Brain Science Institute, Riken The fiber-optic imaging and manipulation of neural activity during animal behavior
Hirotaka Sakamoto Ushimado Marine Laboratory, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University Brain–spinal cord neural circuits controlling male sexual function and behavior
Hiromi Hirata Center for Frontier Research National Institute of Genetics The biological role of the glycinergic synapse in early zebrafish motility
Nishimura Yukio Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Hiroaki Adachi Department of Neurology, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine
Masaki Isoda Department of Neurology, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine Understanding intentional actions from observers’ viewpoints: A social neuroscience perspective
Hiroyuki Okuno Department of Neurochemistry, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine Regulation and function of immediate-early genes in the brain: Beyond neuronal activity markers
Yukiyasu Kamitani ATR Computational, Neuroscience Laboratories
Tetsushi Sadakata Laboratory for Molecular Neurogenesis, RIKEN Brain Science Institute Ca2+-dependent activator protein for secretion 2 and autistic-like phenotypes
Toshihisa Ohtsuka Department of Clinical and Molecular Pathology ,Graduate School of Medicine/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama CAST: Functional scaffold for the integrity of the presynaptic active zone
Kiyoto Kasai Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo Toward an interdisciplinary science of adolescence: Insights from schizophrenia research
Nakatsuka Terumasa Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University
Takashi Hanakawa Department of Cortical Function Disorders,National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry Rostral premotor cortex as a gateway between motor and cognitive networks
Shinji Matsuda Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Keio University Polarized sorting of AMPA receptors to the somatodendritic domain is regulated by adaptor protein AP-4