Department of Pharmacology Faculty

Kazuko Sakata, Ph.D.

Kazuko Sakata, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology/Psychiatry
221S Translational Research Building
Phone: 901-448-2662
Fax: 901-448-7206



  • Ph.D. Institution: Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • Postdoctoral: Neural Development and Plasticity, National Institutes of Health

Research Interests

Our current projects in my laboratory focus on studying the roles of gene regulation of BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in depression and anxiety, using genetically modified mice. We study from gene to behavior, using molecular and biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioral techniques.


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