Our lab resides at the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS) of the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Our lab mission is to contribute to the development of new approaches to preventing or treating diseases by understanding of memory consolidation during sleep. Thus, we integrate multiple approaches combining ontogenesis, neuronal activity imaging, behavioral analysis, and sleep science.

Our lab members are super friendly and diverse. We are currently seeking students and researchers with passion and focus in science. We are also accepting short-term visitors. All seminars and conferences are conducted in English. We also have specialized administrative staff that help international personnel adapt to life in Japan.


We seek highly motivated full-time postdoctoral fellows with an interest in our research areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or an M.D. Strong training in optogenetics, behavior, molecular biology, medicine, and/or electrophysiology is desirable but not mandatory.

HFSP fellowship for posdoc
JSPS fellowship for posdoc

We are recruiting highly motivated internship or full-time students. Financial support could be provided for Master's and Ph.D. students.

Humanics program financial supports
JSPS fellowship
MEXT/JASSO scholarship

Humanics Proram (5yr for Ph.D.)

Master (2yr) and Doctoral (3yr) Programs in Neuroscience
Majors of Medical Sciences (MSc an Ph.D.)

Campus in Campus initiative

Undergraduate students can join our lab as a special course or internship. If you interested in this course or internship, please send email to Dr. Masanori Sakaguchi.