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Dan Ohtan

Program-Specific Research Center Associate Professor / PI

Research Interest

neuroscience, chemical biology

What I like about my science

Seeing actions in the brain with color.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?


Why did you become a researcher?

I was interested in how the human body and living organisms work.

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

Imaging (Experiment), stochastic gene expression (theory), microscope (device), glass flask (equipment)
I like to paint memories with my favorite colors.

What is your hobby?

Sci-fi novels by Yasushi Inoue, diving, Mission Impossible, my country

With a boxing champion, Gushiken-san.

Experience-driven activity-dependent changes in gene expression continuously modify the neural circuitry in our brain so we can grow, learn, and remember.