Dr. Keisuke Yonehara is a group leader at the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), and an associate professor at the Aarhus University, Denmark. After his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Masaharu Noda at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki Japan, he worked as a postdoc in the laboratory of Dr. Botond Roska at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), Basel.
Dr. Yonehara studies function, development, and disease of motion-sensitive neuronal circuits. Since he started his own group in 2015, his laboratory established an array of cutting edge experimental methods including two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, trans-synaptic labeling, molecular biology, transcriptome, proteomics, and behavioral measurements. Dr. Yonehara’s work aims to understand how neurons interact with each other via highly specific synaptic connectivity to extract behaviorally relevant sensory information.