Kenji Mizuseki, M.D., Ph.D.
Kenji Mizuseki joined the Allen Institute in 2012 to study the mechanism of information processing in the visual system using large-scale electrophysiological recording. Before joining the Allen Institute, Mizuseki served as a staff scientist at RIKEN and a postdoc at Kyoto University, where he studied the mechanism of neural development using mouse embryonic stem cells. As a postdoc and an assistant research professor at Rutgers University and as an assistant research professor at New York University, Mizuseki studied the mechanism of memory in the hippocampus-entorhinal cortex circuitry using large-scale recording in behaving rats in the lab of Professor György Buzsáki. Mizuseki's current interest is to quantitatively characterize and mechanistically explain the phenomenon of information processing in terms of the dynamics of neuronal circuits in both awake and sleeping animals. Mizuseki received a M.D. and a Ph.D. in physiology from Kyoto University in Japan, where he studied the molecular mechanism of early neural development in the frog.