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Minoru Koyama, PhD
Janelia Group Leader / 2013–Present

Scientific Discipline

Developmental Biology, Neuroscience

Host Institution

Janelia Farm Research Campus

Current Position

Dr. Koyama is a group leader at the Janelia Farm Research Campus.

Current Research

Developmentally Driven Functional Organization in the Brain

Minoru Koyama uses zebrafish to explore the link between the developmental patterns and functional architecture of neuronal circuits to find the general principles that govern the organization of the nervous system.

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Developmentally specified cell types and an assembled sensory motor circuit...

Biography

Minoru Koyama is a lab head at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. He is researching the link between the development and function of the brain through detailed analysis of the zebrafish brain at the cellular, synaptic, and circuit levels. He…

Minoru Koyama is a lab head at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. He is researching the link between the development and function of the brain through detailed analysis of the zebrafish brain at the cellular, synaptic, and circuit levels. He earned a BA in chemistry and a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Tokyo, and he conducted postdoctoral research in the lab of Joseph Fetcho at Cornell University.

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Education

  • BS, chemistry, University of Tokyo
  • MS, medical science, University of Tokyo
  • PhD, neurophysiology, University of Tokyo

HHMI Positions

Janelia Farm Research
Virginia