Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, Awarded Whitehall Foundation Grant

Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, has been awarded a grant from the Whitehall Foundation. He will receive $225,000.00 over three years to study the mechanisms underlying spectro-temporal integration of sounds in our brains.

Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, Awarded Whitehall Foundation Grant click to enlarge Hiroyuki Kato, PhD

Dr. Kato's research combines in vivo electrophysiology, two-photon calcium imaging, and behaviors to dissect the neural circuits in the mouse auditory cortex.

Findings in the simple mouse brain should provide a first step towards the ultimate understanding of the complex human brain circuits that enable verbal communication, and how they fail in diseased brains.

For more information on the Whitehall Foundation, click here.