Centers & Labs

Integrated life science research to challenge super aging society

Tadafumi  Kato(M.D., Ph.D.)
Deputy Director, BSI (*):
Tadafumi Kato
(M.D., Ph.D.)

*BSI: RIKEN Brain Science Institute

Japan is facing at super-aging society. It is urgent agenda to keep health of aged people. The key is to understand the aging phenomenon. To understand aging, a result of temporally, genetically, and environmentally complex interactions, an integrated approach is needed. For this purpose, the research will be undertaken from three key points to understand the aging phenomenon; “brain and nerve”, “homeostasis via immune and other systems” and “metabolism”, and technologies for these studies will be developed.


Research Subjects

  • To visualize brain aging and elucidate the mechanism to regulate aging of neural network
  • To elucidate the mechanism of impairment of homeostasis via aging of immune and other systems
  • To elucidate the roles of metabolism in aging from multiple approaches

Contact information

N104 1F Brain Science Central Bldg.
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-467-9654
Fax: +81-(0)48-462-4914

Email: sokatsu [at]