• Norio Matsuki

    Norio Matsuki
    Executive Director

Norio Matsuki, Ph.D., professor emeritus, is a project professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo in 1974. He enrolled in graduate school at the University of Tokyo, and received his Ph.D. in 1979. He was a professor in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, between 1997 and 2014, after having served as assistant and associate professor at the university. He was the president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan between 2009 and 2011, and of the Japanese Pharmacological Society between 2010 and 2012. His areas of expertise are pharmacology and neuroscience, and his research interest has been in depression and fear memory, with a unique approach of “macroscopic analysis of brain function with microscopic resolution.”