Brief overview : For this seminar, Dr. Suzuki will give a lecture on his latest research results and hold a discussion with several graduate students about drug discovery research on neuronal circuit repair in neurodegenerative diseases, on the occasion of his visit to Japan,

Dr. Suzuki received his PhD degree from our Graduate School on the neural activity-dependent proteolysis and synaptic plasticity of the synaptic adhesion molecule neuroligin 1 (Suzuki et al., 2012). Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology at Keio University School of Medicine, where he analyzed microglial dynamics by in vivo two-photon imaging (Sun et al., 2019) and developed artificial synaptic guidance molecules (synaptic organizers) to restore injured neural circuits (Suzuki et al., 2020). Currently at the MRC LMB, he studies the interactions between neurons, glial cells, and extracellular matrices in terms of molecular structure and function to elucidate new mechanisms that will lead to drug discovery.

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