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Yu Hayashi

University of Tsukuba

Symposia Attended

  • 2016 Japanese American Frontiers

Research Interests


Research Statement

Yu Hayashi is an associate professor and principal investigator at the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba. He received his PhD degree from the University of Tokyo in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Takeo Kubo. Then he began his research on sleep at RIKEN Brain Science Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Shigeyoshi Itohara from 2008 to 2013. Since 2013, he has been appointed the current position. He is also a Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) PRESTO researcher. His current focus is on the function and evolution of sleep. He combines neuroscience techniques with genetic approaches in mice and nematodes.
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