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Kei M Igarashi, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

University of California, Irvine

kei.igarashi@uci.edu

112 Irvine Hall, School of Medicine, UC Irvine

835 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697 USA
(949)-824-4673

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2019 New Vision Award, Donors Cure Foundation
2018 Ando Momofuku Award, Ando Foundation
2017 Research Grant, Whitehall Foundation
2017 Fay-Frank Grant, Brain Research Foundation
2017 Mishima Kaiun Prize, Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation
2016 PRESTO Career Development Award, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2015 Excellence in Teaching Award, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2014 Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society
2013 Research Grant, Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation
2007 – 2009 JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2004 – 2007 JSPS Graduate Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

 

Positions and Employment

2022 -            Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine

2018-             Faculty Member, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, UC Irvine

2016-             Fellow, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, UC Irvine

2016-2022     Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine
2009-2015     Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate with Drs. Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser,
                       Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2007-2009     Postdoctoral Fellow with Drs. Kensaku Mori and Manabu Tanifuji
                       University of Tokyo School of Medicine/RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2008               Visiting Researcher with Drs. Wei R Chen and Gordon Shepherd, Yale University
2003-2007      PhD student with Dr. Kensaku Mori, University of Tokyo School of Medicine
2001-2003      MS student with Dr. Kensaku Mori, University of Tokyo School of Medicine
2000-2001      Research assistant with Dr. Hitoshi Sakano, University of Tokyo

HONORS AND AWARDS

2022             Robert & Sylvia Mapel Research Endowment, UC Irvine School of Medicine 
2022            Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Research Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine
2019            Alzheimer’s Disease Research Award, BrightFocus Foundation

2019            New Vision Award for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Donors Cure Foundation
2018            Ando Momofuku Award, Ando Foundation
2017            Mishima Kaiun Prize, Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation
2016            Fay/Frank Seed Grant, Brain Research Foundation 
2016            PRESTO Career Development Award, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2014            Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society
2013            Gordon Research Conference Travel Award
2012             Norwegian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
2007 – 2009    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2004 – 2007    Predoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science