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About the department

Department of Integrative Physiology

The aim of our research is to understand the common mechanisms by which the brain, in particular the hypothalamus, regulates sleep and aging/ longevity in mammals and to translate our knowledge on clinical applications against age-associated sleep dysfunction and other pathophysiology. 

Research Focus

  1. Identification of  the central mechanisms regulating age-associated sleep alterations.
  2. Elucidation of the effect of chronic abnormal sleep-wake patterns in systemic body function and longevity.
  3. Identification of biomarkers for age-associated sleep dysfunction in humans.


Associate Professor Akiko Satoh
Research Fellow Shogo Tsuji
Technical Assistant Mio Goto
Keiko Kabetani
Administrative Assistant Anna Wanami
Research Student Mai Kiyozuka
Shiho Maruyama