Sleep is essential to our daily life, but the purpose and function of sleep remains one of science’s greatest mysteries. It is believed that one in five people have some sleep-related problems. Therefore, with an increase in sleep-related problems, there is a growing social interest in sleep research. Our research is focused on endogenous sleep substances and hypothalamic neuropeptides to understand the physiological significance of sleep and the mechanisms that regulate sleep and wakefulness. Furthermore, we are investing functional foods that improve sleep quality and also evaluating their functional mechanisms to comprehensively improve an individual’s quality of life.
Akira Terao, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Department of Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Tokai University
Messe Tower, Room M603
5-1-1-1 Minamisawa, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 005-8601 JAPAN
Tel: +81-11-571-5111 ext.2913
|1993||B.S. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University|
|1996||Ph.D. Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University|
|1996-1998||Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Behavioral Biology, Osaka Bioscience Institute|
|1998-1999||Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Stanford University|
|1999-2004||Research Scientist, Biosciences Division, SRI International|
|2004-2007||Assistant Research Head, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited|
|2007-2015||Associate Professor, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University|
|2015-2021||Professor, Liberal Arts Education Center, Tokai University|
|2021-present||Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Tokai University|
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