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Subject Matter Expertise
Work Experience

Visiting Researcher

International Institute for Advanced Studies

October 2018 - Present

Innovation Designer


April 2019 - March 2020

Associate Professor

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

June 2008 - March 2020


National Young Academy of Japan

October 2011 - August 2014

Assistant Professor

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

September 2005 - May 2008


Max-Planck Institute of Medical Research

April 2003 - August 2005

Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences

April 2000 - March 2003


Kobe University

April 2000 - March 2003


PhD (Biological Sciences)

Nara Institute of Science and Techology

April 1997 - March 2000

Visiting student

Osaka Bioscience Institute

March 1997 - February 2000

MS (Biological Sciences)

Nara Institute of Science and Techology

April 1995 - March 1997

BA (Psychology)

Sophia University

April 1989 - March 1993

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Shoji Komai, Atsuko T. Maruyama, Diego Ghezzi (2018). Auditory-induced response in the primary sensory cortex of rodents . PLOS ONE.
Neergheen-Bhujun V, Awan AT, Baran Y, Bunnefeld N, Chan K, Dela Cruz TE, Egamberdieva D, Elsässer S, Johnson MV, Komai S, et al.(2017). Biodiversity, drug discovery, and the future of global health: Introducing the biodiversity to biomedicine consortium, a call to action . Journal of global health.
Shoji Komai, Sayaka Yokota, Yusuke Suzuki, Keigo Hamami, Akiko Harada(2017). Sex differences in avoidance behavior after perceiving potential risk in mice . Behavioral and Brain Functions. 13. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
et al.(2017). Building Bridges through Science . Neuron.
Shoji Komai, Mitsunori D. Arai, Bo Zhan, Atsuko Maruyama, Akiko Matsui-Harada, Kazuhiro Horinouchi(2017). Enriched environment and Mash1 transfection affect neural stem cell differentiation after transplantation into the adult somatosensory cortex . Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 373. p. 73--80. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Ingrid van Welie, Arnd Roth, Sara S.N. Ho, Michael Häusser(2016). Conditional Spike Transmission Mediated by Electrical Coupling Ensures Millisecond Precision-Correlated Activity among Interneurons In~Vivo . Neuron. 90. (4). p. 810--823. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Fumi Okuyama-Uchimura(2016). Mouse Ability to Perceive Subjective Contours . Perception. 45. (3). p. 315--327. {SAGE} Publications
Shoji KOMAI, Hidetaka UENO, Kyohei TERAO, Hidekuni TAKAO, Fusao SHIMOKAWA, Hidetoshi KOTERA, Takaaki SUZUKI(2016). Development of a local light stimulation device integrated with micro electrode array . Mechanical Engineering Journal. 3. (4). p. 15--00570--15--00570. Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad(2015). Metastasis: Other Side of the Coin . Front. Oncol. 5. Frontiers Media {SA}
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad, Sadia Ashraf (2015). Are developing countries prepared to face Ebola-like outbreaks? . Virol. Sin.
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad(2015). Geriatrics and Gerontology: Neglected Areas of Research in Most Developing Countries . Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63. (6). p. 1283--1284. Wiley-Blackwell
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad(2015). Reducing the gap in neuroscience research between developed and developing countries . Int J Neurosci. p. 150522083830002. Informa Healthcare
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad(2015). Malnutrition and Neurologic Problems Among Children in the Developing World . Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 22. (1). p. 73--74. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Aftab Ahmad, Sadia Ashraf(2015). Optogenetics Applications for Treating Spinal Cord Injury . Asian Spine J. 9. (2). p. 299. Korean Society of Spine Surgery ({KAMJE})
Shoji KOMAI(2012). The Purpose of This Special Feature . {TRENDS} {IN} {THE} {SCIENCES}. 17. (9). p. 9{\_}9--9{\_}9. Japan Science Support Foundation
Shoji KOMAI(2012). Picture of the Cover . {TRENDS} {IN} {THE} {SCIENCES}. 17. (9). p. 9{\_}3--9{\_}3. Japan Science Support Foundation
Shoji KOMAI(2012). Conversation with Young Scientists . {TRENDS} {IN} {THE} {SCIENCES}. 17. (9). p. 9{\_}48--9{\_}50. Japan Science Support Foundation
Shoji Komai, Fumi Okuyama(2011). Basis of neural system of subjective contours in early visual cortex of mouse . Neuroscience Research. 71. p. e145. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Mitsunori Arai, Takumi Yamamoto(2011). Functional complementation of hippocampus with exogenous neural stem cells for cognitive recovery after application of kainic acid . Neuroscience Research. 71. p. e289--e290. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Mitsunori D. Arai(2010). Functional differentiation of exogenous neural stem cells into excitatory and inhibitory neurons in adult mice cortex . Neuroscience Research. 68. p. e358. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji KOMAI(2010). European Young Academy for European Science and Society . {TRENDS} {IN} {THE} {SCIENCES}. 15. (9). p. 106--107. Japan Science Support Foundation
Shoji Komai, Mitsunori Arai(2009). Analysis of formation mechanism for excitatory and inhibitory neural circuits . Neuroscience Research. 65. p. S155--S156. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Munehiro Ichida, Sadao Shiosaka(2009). The expression of neuropsin {mRNA} is regulated by light and circadian rhythm . Neuroscience Research. 65. p. S231. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Akiko Harada, Sadao Shiosaka, Yasuyuki Ishikawa(2008). Acute stress increases neuropsin {mRNA} expression in the mouse hippocampus through the glucocorticoid pathway . Neuroscience Letters. 436. (2). p. 273--277. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Fumikazu Suto, Miu Tsuboi, Haruyuki Kamiya, Hidenobu Mizuno, Yuji Kiyama, Masayuki Shimizu, Makoto Sanbo, Takeshi Yagi, Yasushi Hiromi, et al.(2007). Interactions between Plexin-A2, Plexin-A4, and Semaphorin 6A Control Lamina-Restricted Projection of Hippocampal Mossy Fibers . Neuron. 53. (4). p. 535--547. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Ali Cetin, Marina Eliava, Peter H Seeburg, Pavel Osten(2007). Stereotaxic gene delivery in the rodent brain . Nature Protocols. 1. (6). p. 3166--3173. Nature Publishing Group
Shoji Komai(2007). Dendritic excitability maturates somatosensory receptive field . Neuroscience Research. 58. p. S13. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Pawel Licznerski, Ali Cetin, Jack Waters, Winfried Denk, Michael Brecht, Pavel Osten(2006). Postsynaptic excitability is necessary for strengthening of cortical sensory responses during experience-dependent development . Nature Neuroscience. 9. (9). p. 1125--1133. Nature Publishing Group
Shoji Komai, Winfried Denk, Pavel Osten, Michael Brecht, Troy W Margrie(2006). Two-photon targeted patching ({TPTP}) in vivo . Nature Protocols. 1. (2). p. 647--652. Nature Publishing Group
Shoji Komai, Takanobu Nakazawa, Ayako M Watabe, Yuji Kiyama, Masahiro Fukaya, Fumiko Arima-Yoshida, Reiko Horai, Katsuko Sudo, Kazumi Ebine, Mina Delawary, et al.(2006). {NR}2B tyrosine phosphorylation modulates fear learning as well as amygdaloid synaptic plasticity . The {EMBO} Journal. 25. (12). p. 2867--2877. Wiley-Blackwell
Niisato, Kazue and Fujikawa, Akihiro and Komai, Shoji and Shintani, Takafumi and Watanabe, Eiji and Sakaguchi, Gaku and Katsuura, Goro and Manabe, Toshiya and Noda, Masaharu(2005). Age-dependent enhancement of hippocampal long-term potentiation and impairment of spatial learning through the Rho-associated kinase pathway in protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Z-deficient mice. The Journal of neuroscience. 25. (5). p. 1081--1088. Soc Neuroscience
(2004). Lentivirus-based genetic manipulations of cortical neurons and their optical and electrophysiological monitoring in vivo . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Dittgen, Tanjew and Nimmerjahn, Axel and Komai, Shoji and Licznerski, Pawel and Waters, Jack and Margrie, Troy W and Helmchen, Fritjof and Denk, Winfried and Brecht, Michael and Osten, Pavel(2004). Lentivirus-based genetic manipulations of cortical neurons and their optical and electrophysiological monitoring in vivo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101. (52). p. 18206--18211. National Acad Sciences
Nakazawa, Takanobu and Komai, Shoji and Tezuka, Tohru and Hisatsune, Chihiro and Umemori, Hisashi and Semba, Kentaro and Mishina, Masayoshi and Manabe, Toshiya and Yamamoto, Tadashi(2001). MOLECULAR BASIS OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY-Characterization of Fyn-mediated tyrosine phosphorylation sites on GluRe2 (NR2B) subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 276. (1). p. 693--699. Baltimore [etc.]
Nakazawa, Takanobu and Komai, Shoji and Tezuka, Tohru and Hisatsune, Chihiro and Umemori, Hisashi and Semba, Kentaro and Mishina, Masayoshi and Manabe, Toshiya and Yamamoto, Tadashi(2001). Characterization of Fyn-mediated Tyrosine Phosphorylation Sites on GluR$\varepsilon$2 (NR2B) Subunit of theN-Methyl-d-aspartate Receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 276. (1). p. 693--699. ASBMB
Shoji Komai, Shinya Ugawa, Takashi Ueda, Eri Takahashi, Yoshifumi Hirabayashi, Takunari Yoneda, Shoichi Shimada(2001). Cloning and functional expression of {ASIC}-??2, a splice variant of {ASIC}-?? . Neuroreport. 12. (13). p. 2865--2869. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Shoji Komai, Ryota Hashimoto, Yu Nakamura, Yujiro Kashiwagi, Keiko Tamura, Takahiro Goto, Saburo Aimoto, Kozo Kaibuchi, Sadao Shiosaka, Masatoshi Takeda(2000). Site-Specific Phosphorylation of Neurofilament-L Is Mediated by Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase {II} in the Apical Dendrites During Long-Term Potentiation . Journal of Neurochemistry. 75. (1). p. 373--382. Wiley-Blackwell
Shoji Komai, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Keiko Kato, Masayuki Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Imamura, Shigetaka Yoshida, Shinya Ugawa, Sadao Shiosaka(2000). Neuropsin regulates an early phase of Schaffer-collateral long-term potentiation in the murine hippocampus . European Journal of Neuroscience. 12. (4). p. 1479--1486. Wiley-Blackwell
Shoji Komai, Masayuki Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Imamura, Tokio Sugai, Norihiko Onoda, Masao Yamamoto, Yasuyoshi Watanabe(2000). Selective suppression of horizontal propagation in rat visual cortex by norepinephrine . Eur J Neurosci. 12. (1). p. 264--272. Wiley-Blackwell
Shoji Komai, Ryota Hashimoto, Yu Nakamura, Yujiro Kashiwagi, Naohiko Matsumoto, Sadao Shiosaka, Masatoshi Takeda(2000). Phosphorylation of neurofilament-L during {LTD} . {NeuroReport}. 11. (12). p. 2739--2742. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Shoji Komai, Akio Hirata, Shigetaka Yoshida, Masayuki Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Imamura, Sadao Shiosaka(1998). The effects of neuropsin for the synaptic modification in neuropsin gene knockout mice . Neuroscience Research. 31. p. S322. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Kohji Matsushita, Hiroshi Akita, Sadayoshi Ozaki, Minoru Sugita, Hiroyuki Iso, Yoshiharu Momota, Sadao Shiosaka(1997). 2235 Learning impairment in relation to the decrease in limbic-specific protease neuropsin . Neuroscience Research. 28. p. S261. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Yoshiharu Momota, Keiko Kato, Shigetaka Yoshida, Sadao Shiosaka(1997). 1323 The physiological role of a serine protease, neuropsin, on the neural plasticity in hippocampus . Neuroscience Research. 28. p. S173. Elsevier {BV}
Shoji Komai, Shigetaka Yoshida, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Sadao Shiosaka(1996). 609 The physiological roles of serine protease, neuropsin, in the hippocampus . Neuroscience Research. 25. p. S75. Elsevier {BV}
Kongsmak, Kasama and Pungpit, Punchalee and Kano, Mitsunobu R and Komai, Shoji and Piyawattanametha, Wibool and Phanraksa, OrakanokePerceptions of Research Excellence in Thailand and Japan.
Shoji Komai(2015). Activity Regulation in the Study of Neural Plasticity . 291--304Springer Japan
Shoji Komai, Ali Cetin(2013). Controlling Behavior Using Light to Excite and Silence Neuronal Activity . 115--129Springer Japan
Yamamoto, M and Komai, S and Kobayashi, M and Imamura, K and Watanabe, Y(2000). Developmental regulation of intracellular calcium response to noradrenaline and NMDA in primary visual cortex. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. 41. (4). p. S565--S565.