Chihiro Nozaki

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Chihiro Nozaki
University of Bonn
Insitute of Molecular Psychiatry
Job title
DFG Eigene Stelle (Temporary PI)


My research interest was always based on neuroinflammation and neuronal hypersensitivity under the pathological state.

Currently I'm working on the DFG-funded project "Role of endocannabinoid system on the modulation of migraine", to evaluate if FAAH-CB1 signaling contributes to the modulation of migraine and/or medication overuse headache pain including its gender difference.

Also I'm interested in if endocannabinoid systems will modulate any kind of diseases which induces pain/neuroinflammation such as diabetes, obesity, allergy or Alzheimer's disease, as CB1 signalings involves to the metabolisms while CB2 signalings contributes to the immune systems.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jan 2016
DFG Eigene Stelle(Temporary PI), Institute of Molecular Psychiatry, University of Bonn
Oct 2011
Dec 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Molecular Psychiatry, Uniersity of Bonn
Jul 2007
Sep 2011
Postdoctoral researcher, Medecine translationnelle & Neurogenetique, Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire (IGBMC)
Apr 2006
Oct 2006
Research Assistant, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University


Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Department of Pathophysiology & Therapeutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University
Apr 2002
Mar 2004
Division of Polymer Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Mar 2002
Apr 1998
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Textile Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

Excelent Young Researcher candidate 2018, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
financement de projets impliquant des post-doctorant en France, Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale

Published Papers

Nozaki C, Nent E, Bilkei-Gorzo A, Zimmer A
Scientific reports   8(1) 10827   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Nozaki C, Markert A, Zimmer A
European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology   25(8) 1388-1396   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Nozaki C, Le Bourdonnec B, Reiss D, Windh RT, Little PJ, Dolle RE, Kieffer BL, Gavériaux-Ruff C
The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics   342(3) 799-807   Sep 2012   [Refereed]
Nozaki C, Nagase H, Nemoto T, Matifas A, Kieffer BL, Gaveriaux-Ruff C
British journal of pharmacology   171 5376-5386   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Pradhan AA, Befort K, Nozaki C, Gavériaux-Ruff C, Kieffer BL
Trends in pharmacological sciences   32(10) 581-590   Oct 2011   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Genetic ablation of CB2 receptors enhances neuropathic pain development via boosted leptin signaling in peripheral nerves.
Chihiro Nozaki, Astrid Markert, Andreas Zimmer
The 90th Annual meeting of The Japanese Pharmacological Society   16 Mar 2017   
Contribution of endocannabinoid system on NTG-induced acute migraine-like symptoms.
Chihiro Nozaki, Astrid Markert, Andreas Zimmer
International Narcotic Research Conference   14 Jul 2016   
Nitroglycerin-induced migraine-like pain and trigeminal neuronal hyperactivity is enhanced by reduced CB1 receptor activity.
Chihiro Nozaki, Astrid Markert, Andreas Zimmer
10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience   3 Jul 2016   
Obesity and pain: Is there a link between leptin and endocannabinoid signaling?
Chihiro Nozaki, Astrid Markert, Andreas Zimmer
18th BONFOR-Symposium   29 Apr 2015   
Capsaicin-induced pain behavior is modulated in opioid receptors knockouts. [Invited]
Chihiro Nozaki, Claire Gaveriaux-Ruff C, David Reiss, Audrey Matifas, Brigitte Kieffer
MOLECULAR TARGETS FOR NOVEL PAIN THERAPEUTICS: From basic research to clinical translation   23 Sep 2010   

Research Grants & Projects

Role of endocannabinoid system on the modulation of migraine
DFG: Eigene Stelle (Temporary PI)
Project Year: Jan 2016 - Dec 2018    Investigator(s): Chihiro Nozaki
Obesity and pain: Is there a link between leptin and endocannabinoid signaling?
Bonfor: Fortsetzungsantrag fur Nachwuchsgruppen
Project Year: Jan 2013 - Dec 2014    Investigator(s): Chihiro Nozaki