Yasunori Hayashi

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Yasunori Hayashi (林 康紀, Hayashi Yasunori, born July 28, 1965) is a Japanese neuroscientist who was born in Aichi and grew up in Tokyo. He is leading his research group in RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan.[1]

Education and research history[edit]

  • 1984–1990 MD, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1990–1994 PhD, Institute for Immunology and Department of Pharmacology, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1994–1996 Postdoctral Fellow, Department of Neurophysiology, Institute for Brain Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
  • 1996–2000 Postdoctral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • 2000–2009 Assistant Professor (joint), RIKEN-MIT Neuroscience Research Center, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2000–2004 Senior Scientist (joint), Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
  • 2004–2009 Unit Leader (joint), Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
  • 2009 – current Team Leader, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN

Past accomplishments[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1998 Young Investigator Award from Japanese Pharmacological Society
  • 2008 JSPS Prize for Young Investigators[2]
  • 2008 Japan Academy Medal[3]


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