Center for Neuroscience of Pain


The Jikei University School of Medicine



Prof. Fusao Kato


Graduated from The University of Tokyo in 1982 and received Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in 1989 and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Jikei University Medical School in 1997. Research associate in Department of Pharmacology, Jikei University School of Medicine in 1984. Foreign Researcher in l’Institut Alfred Fessard, CNRS, France (1993-1995), Professeur associé in l’Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (1995-1996; 1998), and Invited Researcher at University of Sheffield, UK (2001). Full Professor of Jikei University of School of Medicine since 2005.

Currently the Director of the Department of Neuroscience and the Chairman of the Center for Neuroscience of Pain at the Jikei University. Member of the Science Council of Japan. Ex-Vice President of the Physiological Society of Japan and the Deputy Editor of Molecular Pain. Board Member of the Japanese Association for Study of Pain and Japan Society of Neurovegetative Research.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

The Central Amygdala in Chronic Pain – Circuit, Neuropeptides, and Nociplasticity

Tracks: Basic Science: Physiology
Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 A

Recently accumulated lines of evidence in these years indicate that a small limbic structure called the central amygdala (CeA) plays…

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Amygdala as a Master Generator of Pain Plasticity – From Nociceptive Amygdala to Nociplastic Amygdala

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A

For more than three decades, the amygdala has been at the forefront of neurophysiological studies to elucidate how pain affects…