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I obtained my PhD at Kyoto University and held postdoctoral positions at University College London and Technical University of Munich. I am currently a Group Leader in Neuroscience in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Department of Physiology.

Research interests

My research focuses on how sensory information is processed in cortical networks in vivo at the level of circuits and synaptic inputs. In particular, my interest is in long-range connectivity that makes cortical processing diverse and powerful. I use a variety of techniques, including in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo optogenetics and in vivo two photon calcium imaging in my research.  

Education/Academic qualification

Neurobiology, Ph.D., Kyoto University

Award Date: 23 Jul 2010

External positions

PRESTO investigator, PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency

1 Dec 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Neuroscience
  • Visual Cortex
  • Neurobiology
  • Synapse
  • Ion channels

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Research Output

Long-range connections enrich cortical computations

Sato, T. K., 26 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuroscience Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Interhemispherically dynamic representation of an eye movement-related activity in mouse frontal cortex

Sato, T. R., Itokazu, T., Osaki, H., Ohtake, M., Yamamoto, T., Sohya, K., Maki, T. & Sato, T. K., 5 Nov 2019, In : eLife. 8, 15 p., e50855.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Streamlined sensory motor communication through cortical reciprocal connectivity in a visually guided eye movement task

Itokazu, T., Hasegawa, M., Kimura, R., Osaki, H., Albrecht, U. R., Sohya, K., Chakrabarti, S., Itoh, H., Ito, T., Sato, T. K. & Sato, T. R., 23 Jan 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 14 p., 338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
17 Citations (Scopus)

Selective Suppression of Local Circuits during Movement Preparation in the Mouse Motor Cortex

Hasegawa, M., Majima, K., Itokazu, T., Maki, T., Albrecht, U. R., Castner, N., Izumo, M., Sohya, K., Sato, T. K., Kamitani, Y. & Sato, T. R., 14 Mar 2017, In : Cell Reports. 18, 11, p. 2676-2686 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

An excitatory basis for divisive normalization in visual cortex

Sato, T. K., Haider, B., Häusser, M. & Carandini, M., 29 Mar 2016, In : Nature Neuroscience. 19, 4, p. 568-570 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)


The Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award

Sato, Tatsuo (Recipient), 16 Apr 2020

Prize: Other distinction