Current research staff

Hajime ("Haj") Hirase, PhD. 平瀬 肇
4 postdoctoral associates 研究員 4名
3.8 full-time technical staff テクニカルスタッフ 3.8名
0.2 secretary 秘書 0.2名

Open position

We are looking for a junior-postdoc/technician. Required skills (3 of the following, one of which should supercede Hirase): Data analysis with programming skills, electronics (digital and analog), molecular cloning, optical imaging (in vivo or in vitro), electrophysiology, biochem/cellbio (western, mass, hplc), human communication

Please contact


〒351-0198 埼玉県和光市広沢2-1 独立行政法人 理化学研究所
脳科学総合研究センター 神経グリア回路研究チーム
(宅配便は、BSI中央棟 S304室を記して下さい)

Contact information

RIKEN Brain Science Institute
RIKEN BSI Central Bldg, 3F, Room S304
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198, Japan. Visiting Information (BSI Website)
Tel. +81-(0)48-462-1111 x6986 (Hirase) x6932(lab) x7478 (secretary)
Tel. +81-(0)48-467-6918 (Hirase, direct)
Fax. +81-(0)48-467-9652 (extension 7480 for RIKEN internal use)

Laboratory location within RIKEN

独立行政法人 理化学研究所 脳科学総合研究センター
BSI Central Building, Room S304 (Office), S303, C303
脳科学総合研究センター中央棟 S304室(オフィス・南側廊下)・S303室・C303室

Recent publication(s) (i. e. within 6 months)

  • Monai H, Hirase H
    Astrocytes as a target of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat depression
    Neuroscience Research (2018, in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.neures.2017.08.012

  • Harada K, Ito M, Wang X, Tanaka M, Wongso D, Konno A, Hirai H, Hirase H, Tsuboi T, Kitaguchi, T.
    Red fluorescent protein-based cAMP indicator applicable to optogenetics and in vivo imaging
    Scientific Reports (2017) 7:7351 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07820-6

  • Tanaka M+, Wang X+, Mikoshiba K, Hirase H, Shinohara Y.
    Rearing-environment-dependent hippocampal local field potential differences in wildtype and inositol trisphosphate receptor type 2 knockout mice
    J Physiol. (2017) 595:6557-6568. DOI: 10.1113/JP274573
  • Nakai N, Nagano M, Saitow F, Watanabe Y, Kawamura Y, Kawamoto A, Tamada K, Mizuma H, Onoe H, Watanabe Y, Monai M, Hirase H, Nakatani J, Inagaki H, Kawada T, Miyazaki T, Watanabe M, Sato Y, Okabe S, Kitamura K, Kano M, Hashimoto K, Suzuki H, Takumi T.
    Serotonin rebalances cortical tuning and behavior linked to autism symptoms in 15q11-13 CNV mice
    Science Advances (2017) 3(6):e1603001 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603001


    We are always looking for motivated and talented students and researchers. Please contact International inquiries are welcome! (社交辞令ではないです)

  • Last updated 2017/10/26