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Researcher Profile - Tadafumi Kato

RESEARCHER INFORMATION
First Name:Tadafumi
Last Name:Kato
Title:Dr.
Advanced Degrees:M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation:RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Department:Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders
Street Address 1:Hirosawa 2-1
City:Wako
State/Province:Saitama
Zip/Postal Code:351-0198
Country/Territory:Japan
Phone:+81-48-467-6949
Fax:+81-48-467-6947
Email Address: kato@brain.riken.jp
Disclosure:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 7 January 2008]
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Clinical Interests:
Bipolar disorder
Research Focus:
Animal models, Neuroanatomy/Systems Neuroscience, DNA microrrays, Genetics
Work Sector(s):
Research institute
Web Sites:
Lab: http://www.brain.riken.go.jp/labs/mdmd/indexe.htm
Reasearcher Bio
Tadafumi Kato, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Aging and Psychiatric Research Group
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Phone: +81-48-467-6949 (direct)
Fax: +81-48-467-6947
E-mail: kato@brain.riken.jp

Education:
March 1995, get Ph.D. degree at the Shiga University of Medical Science
March 1988, graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, with the degree of Medical Doctor.

Research Area: Neurobiology of bipolar disorder

Research Experiences:
August 2004 – Present
Director, Aging and Psychiatric Research Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
September 2000 – Present
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
July 1999 – December 2000
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine
July 1997 - July 1999
Assistant (Research Associate), Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
June 1989 - July 1997
Assistant (Research Associate), Department of Psychiatry, Shiga Univ. of Medical Science
April 1995 - February 1996
International Visiting Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine
June 1988 - May 1989
Resident, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Tokyo Hospital
Top Papers
Kasahara T, Kubota M, Miyauchi T, Noda Y, Mouri A, Nabeshima T, Kato T (2006) Mice with neuron-specific accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations show mood disorder-like phenotypes. Molecular Psychiatry 11:577-593
Iwamoto K, Bundo M, Yamada K, Takao H, Iwayama-Shigeno Y, Yoshikawa T, Kato T (2005) DNA Methylation Status of SOX10 Correlates with Its Downregulation and Oligodendrocyte Dysfunction in Schizophrenia. The Journal of Neuroscience 25:22:5376-5381
Kakiuchi C, Iwamoto K, Ishiwata M, Bundo M, Kasahara T, Kusumi I, Tsujita T, Okazaki Y, Nanko S, Kunugi H, Sasaki T, Kato T (2003) Impaired feedback regulation of XBP1 as a genetic risk factor for bipolar disorder. Nature Genetics 35: 171-175.
Kato T, Kato N (2000) Mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder 2: 180-190



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