Child Neurology

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Professor : Yoshihiro Maegaki
Associate professor : Tohru Okanishi
Junior Associate Professor : Aya Narita
Assistant Professor : Yoko Nishimura
Assistant Professor : Ayako Itakura
Assistant Professor : Yuko Nakamura
Assistant Professor : Sotaro Kanai
Assistant Professor: Tatuya Kawaguti
medical staff : Yuto Arai
medical staff:Michiru Sasaki
medical staff:Ohta Kento
medical staff:Kensuke Kumazaki

Features of the Department

The Department of Child Neurology includes the Department of Gene Diagnosis and Therapy. Our department is focused on investigating and treating child-onset neuromuscular disease, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning difficulties, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Research areas

• Development and practice of chemical chaperon therapy for Gaucher’s disease
• Development of anti-cytokine therapy for neurodegeneration in lysosomal diseases
• Research on neural circuitry disturbance in developmental disorders
• Examining plasticity in child-onset brain disturbances
• Investigating diseases affecting patients diagnosed with developmental disorders in adulthood
• Clarifying the pathology of perinatal brain disorders
• Molecular biological diagnosis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
• Investigating the pathology of neurodegeneration associated with deficits of factors involved in repairing DNA damage
• Neurological examination of post-streptococcal autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease (PANDAS)
• Clarifying the pathology of refractory epilepsy