Shigeo Okabe is a professor of Cellular Neurobiology in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. Shigeo is also the director of the Brain Medical Science Collaboration Division at RIKEN Centre for Brain Science. Shigeo obtained his M.D. at the University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1986 and Ph.D. in the Division of Medical Science at The Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in 1993. His research interests include neuron and glia biology, synapse development and remodeling, postsynaptic density, synapse plasticity, neuronal cytoskeleton and neurodevelopment disorders.