Kiyoto Kasai

Kiyoto Kasai received his M.D. from The University of Tokyo (1995) and his Ph.D. in psychiatry from The University of Tokyo (2004). After a clinical residency in psychiatry at The University of Tokyo Hospital and National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, he was appointed as Instructor at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo in 1999. Then he did his postdoctoral research training at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (2000-2002). After coming back to Japan, he was appointed as Lecturer at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokyo in 2003, and he was promoted to Professor and Chair in 2008. His research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders using multi-modality neuroimaging techniques including MRI, EEG, MEG, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). He has published more than 260 international peer-reviewed papers. He has served as an Editorial Board Member for Lancet Psychiatry and npj Schizophrenia. He has also served as the Clinical Research Group Leader, Brain/MINDS.