Masatoshi Kasai

Masatoshi Kasai


Assistant Professor

  • #Neurobiology
  • #Neurophysiology
  • #Sensory processing in the midbrain
  • #in vivo imaging
  • #in vivo electropnysiology


I'm interested in the sensory processing in the colliculus.


2016-present Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Graduate School of Medicine Kyoto University
2016 Postdoctoral Researcher in Department of Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
2011-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
2007-2011 PhD in Medicine, Kyoto University
2004-2006 MSc, in Kobe University
2000-2004 BSc, in Kobe University



“Two photon imaging for lateral inhibition of neural ensemble in the superficial layer of the superior colliculus” Gordon Research Conference (Eye Movements) 2013


Kasai M, Isa T (2021) Effects of light isoflurane anesthesia on organization of direction and orientation selectivity in the superficial layer of the mouse superior colliculus, Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-1196-21

Tokuoka K, Kasai M, Kobayashi K, Isa T. Anatomical and electrophysiological analysis of cholinergic projections from the parabigeminal nucleus to the superficial superior colliculus. J Neurophysiol. 2020 Dec 1;124(6):1968-1985.

Mafie E, Saito-Ito A, Kasai M, Hatta M, Rivera PT, Ma XH, Chen ER, Sato H, Takada N; Integrative taxonomic approach of trypanosomes in the blood of rodents and soricids in Asian countries, with the description of three new species.; Parasitol Res; 2019 Jan

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