Dr Satoshi Ogawa

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5514 6351
Fax: +603 5514 6341
Office: Room 3-3-02
Email: satoshi.ogawa@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr. Satoshi Ogawa's academic qualifications and training are in neuroscience, bioimaging and molecular morphology.

He joined Monash University in 2006 as a Lecturer and promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2014. He received his BSc from Tokyo University of Fisheries, MSc from the University of Tokyo and PhD degree in Physiology from Nippon Medical School in 2006. He has published in internationally renowned journals such as Endocrinology, and Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA. As a young researcher, he has received the Jimmie Dodd Memorial Prize for Comparative Endocrinology and has won honours from Sasakawa Scientific Research and the International Brain Research Organization.


BSc (Tokyo), MS (Tokyo), PhD (Nippon Med)

Professional Affiliation


  • Japan Neuroscience Society
  • Japan Society for Comparative Endocrinology
  • Society for Behavioral Endocrinology (USA)

Research Interests

Current research interest is to study neural circuits linking negative emotions and addiction.


  1. Parhar IS, Ogawa S, Sakuma Y (2004) Laser captured single digoxigenin-labeled neurons of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone types reveal a novel G protein-coupled receptor (GPR54) during maturation in cichlid fish. Endocrinology 145: 3613-3618.
  2. Parhar IS, Ogawa S, Sakuma Y (2005) Three GnRH receptor types in laser captured single cells of the cichlid pituitary display cellular and functional heterogeneity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 102: 2204-2209.
  3. Parhar IS, Soga T, Ogawa S, Ogawa S, Pfaff DW, Sakuma Y (2005) Nonmammalian forms of gonadotropin- releasing hormone molecules in the brain of promoter transgenic rats. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 102: 5880-5885.
  4. Ogawa S, Ng KW, Ramadasan PN, Nathan FM, Parhar IS (2012) Habenular Kiss1 Neurons Modulate the Serotonergic System in the Brain of Zebrafish Endocrinology. 153(5):2398-407.
  5. Ogawa S, Nathan FM, Parhar IS (2014) Habenular kisspeptin modulates fear in the zebrafish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(10):3841-6.