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Personal profile


Dr. Satoshi Ogawa received his MSc from the University of Tokyo and PhD degree from Nippon Medical School, Japan in 2006. He joined Monash University Malaysia in 2006 as a lecturer, was promoted to a senior research fellow in 2014 and is currently a senior lecturer since 2017.  His academic qualifications and training are in neuroscience, bioimaging and molecular morphology. He published research articles in internationally renowned journals such as Endocrinology and PNAS. He has received several awards such as the Jimmie Dodd Memorial Prize for Comparative Endocrinology. In 2016, he was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Research interests

His current research interest is to study the neuro-molecular mechanism of cognitive impairment and drug addiction.

Monash teaching commitment

I have been providing lectures on physiology (neurophysiology) to 1st-year MBBS students. 

For postgraduate teaching, I have been providing lectures on biosafety, and animal biotechnology and writing publication as a part of the Biomedical Science Discipline Enhanced Development module for postgraduate students’ coursework.

Supervision interests

I have supervised a total of 24 national and international postgraduate (honours, masters and PhD) students and 16 were successfully completed.

I am very interested to supervise postgraduate students. I am actively engaging my students via having a regular meeting, or scientific discussion, or any form of communication must always be available for them.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

System Physiology, PhD, Nippon Medical School

1 Apr 200231 Mar 2006

Award Date: 12 May 2006

Aquatic Biotechnology, MSc, University of Tokyo

1 Apr 200031 Mar 2002

Aquatic Biology, BSc, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

1 Apr 199631 Mar 2000

Research area keywords

  • social behaviour
  • Neurobiology
  • Addiction
  • learning and memory
  • Zebrafish
  • Neuroimaging
  • Genetics

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