The Jikei University School of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine and Research, WATABE Lab.

About Us

Watabe lab was newly established in April 2017. We are interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying adaptive behaviors which are modulated by emotional and motivational states.
Currently, we are recruiting Ph.D. students! If you are interested in our research and the lab, please feel free to contact us.
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Latest informationarchive

April 2022
The paper on the joint research with Division of Gene Therapy The Jikei University was accepted
for publication in Molecular Therapy Methods & Clinical Development.
We contributed to the behavioral experiments and analyses.
Congratulations, Dr. Tsunogai!
March 19th 2022
Congratulations to Ms. Yuka Toi!!
She obtained her Master’s degree from Tokyo University of Science.
We all enjoyed working with her, and wish her the best in her next stage.
March 16th-18th 2022
The 99th annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan was held in Sendai, Japan.
Prof. Watabe gave a talk at the symposium.
Mr. Matsumura, a third-year medical student, gave a poster presentation for the very first time!
January 2022
The 63rd/64th Kashiwa-Seiikai meeting was held in-person for the first time in two years!
Dr. Nagashima gave a poster presentation at the meeting.
July 2021
The 44th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society was held in Kobe, Japan!
Prof. Watabe gave a talk at the symposium and Dr. Nagashima presented the results at the conference, too.
We all enjoy working in the second half of the year 2021.
June 2021
Our paper “The parabrachial-to-amygdala pathway provides aversive information to induce avoidance behavior in mice” was accepted for publication in Molecular Brain!
This is the thesis work of Dr. Mariko Ito, an anesthesiologist with great enthusiasm and love for research, who gave birth to a beautiful baby at the end of her graduate studies.
Congratulations, Mariko!!
April 2021
Our paper “ An engineered channelrhodopsin optimized for axon terminal activation and circuit mapping “ was accepted for publication in Communications Biology!
This is a joint work supported by CREST project with Isomura lab in Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Ohtsuka lab in Yamanashi University.
Congratulations, Dr. Nagase!
March 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Risa Iguchi!!
She obtained her Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo.
We all enjoyed working with her, and wish her the best in her next stage.
February 2021
We welcome Mr. Sota Matsumura joining our lab as a third-year medical student lab rotation.
He works actively on behavioral and electrophysiological experiments.
We are enjoying our research experiences together!

June 2020
The paper on the joint research with Division of Gene Therapy The Jikei University was accepted for publication in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. Dr. Miwa, congratulations!
May 2020
We enjoy having a discussion online. Let’s perform a task with maintaining social distance!
April 1st 2020
Dr. Morishima and Dr. Tohyama joined the lab. Let's have fun with researches!
March 2020
Ms. Toi and Dr. Mikami won a poster award at the Sei-i-kai. Congratulations!
February 2020
Third-year medical students came to our lab and actively participated in the discussion.
January 2020
The paper on the joint research with Osaka University was accepted for publication in Nature Communications!
October 5th 2019
Dr. Watabe and Dr. Saito at Tokyo University of Science co-organized “5th The Jikei University-Tokyo University of Science Joint Symposium”.
Dr. Watabe gave a talk at the symposium.

April 2019
Dr. Nagashima joined the lab as a postdoc. Welcome to our lab!
March 28th 2019
Dr. Watabe organized a symposium and gave a talk at the FAOPS2019.
March 19th 2019
Dr. Sasaki Retirement Celebration was held at the Crest Hotel.
March 11th 2019
Ms. Toi joined the lab as a graduate student from Tokyo University of Science. Welcome to our lab!
March 1st 2019
Dr. Watabe attended the 30th award presentation ceremony of Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation.
February 2019
Dr. Arima joined the lab as a research fellow. Welcome to our lab!
January 2019
Third-year medical students came to our lab and enjoy doing experiments.
January 2019
Dr. Watabe participated in the CREST meeting.
We are so motivated by the presentation about cutting-edge research. Let's give it our all!

December 2018
Ms. Nozaki came to visit our lab with Yuu-chan!
November 2018
We had a birthday party for Dr. Watabe and a welcome party for Ms. Komatsu.
August 2018
The review article was accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences!
June 2018
We had a birthday party for Dr. Mikami and a welcome party for Ms. Kishi.
April 2018
Dr. Kaori Mikami joined the lab as a postdoc.
Welcome to our lab!
March 2018
Prof. Watabe organized a symposium and gave a talk at the 95th annual meeting of the physiological society of Japan.
January 2018
Dr. Masashi Nagase joined our lab as a research associate.
Welcome to the lab!