Board Members

Dr. Satoshi Kida

Dr. Satoshi Kida is the Professor of Bioscience at Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA).  Over the past ten years, Dr. Kida’s lab has characterized impacts of loss- and gain-of function of CREB signaling pathways on learning and memory. Kida’s lab also has investigated dynamic nature of retrieved memory including reconsolidation, destabilization, extinction and enhancement of fear memory and mouse models of Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).

Dr. Kida was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo, receiving a B.A. in Agricultural Chemistry in 1989.  And then, Dr. Kida studied on molecular endocrinology at the University of Tokyo, receiving a M.S. in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1994. Dr. Kida then belonged to the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (IMCB) in the University of Tokyo to work on mechanisms of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation as a postdoctoral fellow.  Dr. Kida then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to do his postdoctoral work with Dr. Alcino J. Silva.  Dr. Kida’s postdoctoral work focused on genetic approaches to study the role of CREB in learning and memory.  During his postdoctoral research, Dr. Kida received a fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).  In 1997, Dr. Kida joined the Department of Agricultural Chemistry at the Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA) as an Associate Professor.  And then Dr. Kida moved to the Department of Bioscience at the TUA. In 2008, Dr. Kida became a professor in the TUA. In 2009, Dr. Kida was elected to the council in the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (MCCS) that is a world-famous society for Neuroscience, consisted of more than 4000 researchers and has organized the meetings in Asia and USA.  Dr. Kida has been a secretary of MCCS since 2012. Dr. Kida has been worked on Molecular Brain, PLOS ONE and Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry as a handling editor. Dr. Kida has been a leader of JSPS research grant group of Grant‐in‐Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area; Unraveling the micro-endophenotypes of psychiatric disorders at the molecular, cellular and circuit levels.) since 2012.