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The University of Electro-Communications
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, School of Informatics and Engineering, "Department of Engineering Science, Cluster III (Fundamental Science and Engineering)"
Job title
Associate Professor
Research funding number


We are trying to clarify the mechanism for learning and memory. Synaptic plasticity has been proposed to the cellular basis for memory and learning. The molecular mechanism for synaptic plasticity has been shown to be induced by the intracellular trafficking of AMPA-type glutamate receptor (AMPA receptor). However, it is not clear whether the AMPA receptor trafficking directly regulate the memory and learning. We tried to clarify the molecular mechanism for the intracellular trafficking of AMPA receptor and generate the technique which can control the trafficking of AMPA receptor. By using this technique, we are going to examine the relationship between AMPA receptor trafficking and brain function.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Nov 2014
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, University of electro-communication
Apr 2009
Oct 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology School of Medicine, Keio University
Apr 2007
Mar 2009
Instructor, Department of Physiology School of Medicine, Keio University
Oct 2003
Mar 2009
Instructor, Department of Physiology School of Medicine, Keio University
Oct 2000
Sep 2003
Postdoctral Fellow, Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Apr 1989
Mar 1993
生物学科, 理学部, 大阪大学
Apr 1993
Mar 1995
生物化学専攻, 理学研究科, 大阪大学大学院
Apr 1995
Mar 1998
生物化学専攻, 理学研究科, 大阪大学大学院
Mar 1989
普通科, 大阪府立大手前高校

Awards & Honors

Aug 2018
Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier
日本神経科学学会奨励賞, に本神経科学学会

Published Papers

Min-Jue Xie, Yasuyuki Ishikawa, Hideshi Yagi, Tokuichi Iguchi, Yuichiro Oka, Kazuki Kuroda, Keiko Iwata, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Shinji Matsuda, Hideo Matsuzaki, Michisuke Yuzaki, Yugo Fukazawa & Makoto Sato
Scientific Reports   9(4305) 1-15   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Shinji Matsuda, Wataru Kakegawa & Michisuke Yuzaki
Communicative & Integrative Biology   12(1) 34-37   Mar 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Kakegawa W, Katoh A, Narumi S, Miura E, Motohashi J, Takahashi A, Kohda K, Fukazawa Y, Yuzaki M, Matsuda S.
Neuron   99(5) 985-998   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Chemical labelling for visualizing native AMPA receptors in live neurons.
Wakayama S, Kiyonaka S, Arai I, Kakegawa W, Matsuda S, Ibata K, Nemoto YL, Kusumi A, Yuzaki M, Hamachi I.
Nature Communications   8 14850   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
掛川渉 柚﨑通介 松田信爾
ライフサイエンス 新着論文レビュー   DOI: 10.7875/    Sep 2018   [Invited]

Books etc

Nov 2018   
Principles of Neurobiology
Ligun Luo (Part:Joint Translation, 第3章)
メディカルサイエンス・インターナショナル   Aug 2017   
日本神経科学学会   Sep 2015   
蛋白質核酸酵素増刊 「メンブレントラフィックの奔流」
松田信爾 柚崎通介 (Part:Joint Work, 神経における極性輸送―ついに樹状突起特異的輸送の分子機構の一端が明らかに)
共立出版   Dec 2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

Optogenetical control of AMPA receptor endocytosis clarified that the cerebellar long term depression directly regulate motor learning
Shinji Matsuda
UK-Japan Neuroscience Symposium   5 Mar 2018   AMED, MRC
New optogenetical tool clarified that the cerebellar LTD was essential for motor learning [Invited]
Shinji Matsuda
9th FAOPS   29 Mar 2019   Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological societies
Development of the optogennetical technique which control the endocytosis of AMPA receptor and the long-term depression
Shinji Matsuda
The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society   21 Jul 2017   
Analysis of the relationship between cerebellar LTD and motor learning by novel optogenetical tool
Shinji Matsuda
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan   30 Mar 2017   
MMP-9 activity is required for the NMDA induced endocytosis of AMPA receptor
Shinnosuke Kohara
9th FAOPS   29 Mar 2019   Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Sosieties

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Oct 2018 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Michisuke Yuzaki
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): 松田信爾
科学技術振興機構: 研究助成
Project Year: 2011 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): 松田信爾
文部科学省: 研究助成
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): 松田信爾
文部科学省: 研究助成
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): 松田信爾