Takahiro Nakamura, PhD
2008 The Friends of the Semel Institute Fellow
Dr. Nakamura received his doctorate in Bioagricultural Science from Nagoya University in Japan in 2005. He began his post-doctoral training in Chronobiology in Dr. Gene Block’s laboratory at the University of Virginia and continues his research in collaboration with Dr. Chris Colwell at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Nakamura uses neural recordings and real-time gene expression to study the effects of steroid hormones and aging on the sleep and circadian systems. His current research focuses on uncovering the mechanisms responsible for menstrual and life cycle-associated sleep disorders.