Wataru Ito, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Wataru Ito is a research assistant professor in the Morozov laboratory. He is interested in decoding the internal language for commutation between the anterior cingulate cortex and the amygdala in health and disease.
Education and Training
- Tokyo Graduate School: PhD, Biochemistry
- Tokyo Graduate School: MS, Biochemistry
- Tokyo University: BS, Biochemistry
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University, New York
Assistant professor, Institute of Comprehensive Medical Science, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan
Awards and Honors
Member, Society for Neuroscience, 1997-present
Research fellowship, Human Science Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1998-1999
Research fellowship, Uehara Memorial Foundation, Tokyo Japan, 1997-1998
Research fellowship for doctor course student, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan, 1987-1989
- Huang Y, Yoon K, Ko H, Jiao S, Ito W, Wu JY, Yung WH, Lu B, Morozov A. (2016). 5-HT3a Receptors Modulate Hippocampal Gamma Oscillations by Regulating Synchrony of Parvalbumin-Positive Interneurons. Cerebral Cortex 26(2): 576-85.
- Ito W, Erisir A, Morozov A. (2015). Observation of Distressed Conspecific as a Model of Emotional Trauma Generates Silent Synapses in the Prefrontal-Amygdala Pathway and Enhances Fear Learning, but Ketamine Abolishes those Effects. Neuropsychopharmacology 40(22): 2536-45.