Fumika Hamada

Fumika Hamada headshot

Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
280 Briggs Hall

Research Interests

The goal of my lab is to understand the molecular and neural mechanisms of temperature homeostasis. We are particularly interested in how the circadian clock, sleep, sensory experience, and internal nutrient state modulate temperature homeostasis. My lab uses Drosophila as a model system through a combination of genetic, behavioral, optogenetic, and physiological (i.e., calcium imaging) approaches. We have also recently started focusing on mice.

Graduate Program Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1999, B.S. in Biology, Tokyo University of Science
  • 2001, M.S. in Biology, Tokyo University of Science
  • 2004, Ph.D. in Biology, Tokyo University of Science
  • 2004-2005, Postdoc in Biology, Harvard Medical School 
  • 2005-2009, Postdoc in Neurobiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Brandeis University