Yuka Maeno-Hikichi

Research Scientist

Ph.D., University of Tokyo
M.S,, Osaka University
B.S., International Christian University in Tokyo

Yuka received B.S. from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan studied Biology and Chemistry. She received Master of Medical Sciences from Osaka University studied on IL-6 signal transduction. Then she moved to The University of Tokyo and
earned Ph.D. on the study of physical property of cadherin mediated cell-cell interaction using optical trap and optical tweezers. During postdoc trainings, equipped with broad range of skills and knowledge, she moved onto studying several different themes in
neuroscience such as glutamate transporter, voltage gated calcium channels, prion, immediate early gene Arc, TrpC channels, activity dependent synaptic vesicle cycling and NCAM in the neuromuscular junction formation. Throughout her scientific career, her primary interest is molecular mechanism of cell-cell communication. She currently tackles to develop the physiological readout of remyelination, establish new system to measure the demyelination and remyelination and hopes to find out how oligodendrocyte or Schwann cell interacts with neuron and establishes functional myelinated axons.