Masashi Tabuchi

・Masashi Tabuchi is a neurobiologist with a Ph.D. in engineering and particular expertise in electrophysiological approaches and signal processing.
・From 2013 to present, Masashi is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wu at Johns Hopkins University, USA.
・Masashi has accepted a faculty position at the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and will be joining in January 2020.
・In his free time, Masashi loves fishing by using his 30 casting, spinning, and fly rods! Masashi also enjoys riding motorcycles!

Education

2010-2013
Ph.D., Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies,
Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo, JAPAN

2008-2010
MSc, Program in Biological Sciences,
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

2006-2007
Research Student,
Faculty of Life Sciences,
The University of Manchester, UK

2004-2008
BSc, The College of Biological Sciences,
The University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

2001-2004
Shimane Prefectural Hamada High School, JAPAN

Research Positions

2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2019-present
Research Associate of the Mark Wu Lab, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2013-2019
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Mark Wu Lab, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2015-2017
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2010-2013
Predoctoral Fellowships for Young Scientists (DC1) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Theses

[3]  Tabuchi M
Optogenetic and Neurophysiological Studies on Functional Organization of the Olfactory System in Silkmoth
Doctor's Thesis in Engineering
Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
March 2013 (Adviser; Dr. Ryohei Kanzaki)
[2]  Tabuchi M
Optogenetic Analysis of Olfactory Information Processing in the Silkmoth Bombyx mori
Master's Thesis in Science
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
February 2010 (Adviser; Dr. Kei Nakatani)
[1]  Tabuchi M
Adult neurogenesis is impaired in the dentate gyrus of a triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
Final Year Project for Bachelor of Science
College of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba
March 2008, Tsukuba Journal of Biology 2008 Vol.7, No.1, p74. (Adviser; Dr. Jose Rodriguez Arellano)

Awards

[8]  2019 Yoshida Prize for Young Researchers, The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (Tokyo, Japan)
[7]  Sleep Research Society 2019 Outstanding Early Investigator Award (San Antonio, TX, June 9, 2019)
[6]  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Daniel Nathans Young Investigator Award (Baltimore, MD, April 9, 2019)
[5]  Travel Award from Advances in Sleep and Circadian Science 2019 Meeting (Clearwater Beach, FL, February 1, 2019)
[4]  Travel Award from 41st Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (Yokohama, Japan, November 28, 2018)
[3]  NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award from NINDS (K99NS101065)
[2]  ICCPB Travel Award 8th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (Nagoya, Japan, May 31, 2011)
[1]  AChemS Student Travel Award The Association for Chemoreception Sciences 2009 31st Annual Meeting (Hyatt Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, April 26, 2009)

Academic Society Memberships

2018-present
The Sleep Research Society (SRS)

2018-present
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ)

2011-present
The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (JSCPB)

2010-present
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

2010-present
The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNSS)