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Kamiya, Atsushi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Atsushi Kamiya

Assistant Professor

Schizophrenia Center
Molecular Psychiatry Program

Atsushi Kamiya Lab

Office Address
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe Street Meyer 3-146
Baltimore MD 21287

Phone : 410-502-0060
Fax: 410-614-1792




Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan



Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan



Shiga University Hospital, Toyosato Hospital, Japan


Staff Psychiatrist

Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan


Postdoctoral fellow

Dept of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Role of genetic risk factors and gene-environment interactions in brain development and psychiatric conditions

Selected Publications

Kamiya, A., Kubo, K., Tomoda, T., Takaki, M., Youn, R., Ozeki, Y., Sawamura, N., Park, U., Kudo, O., Okawa, M., Ross, C.A., Hatten, M.E., Nakajima, K., Sawa, A.: A schizophrenia-associated mutation of DISC1 perturbs cerebral cortex development.  Nature Cell Biol., 7; 1167-1178 (2005)  (highlighted as “ 10 major breakthroughs in 2005 in Science 310: 1880-1885 2005”) 

Kamiya, A., Tan, P.L., Kubo, K., Engelhard, C., Ishizuka, K., Kubo, A., Tsukita, S.,  Pulver, A. E., Nakajima, K., Cascella, N. G., Katsanis, N., Sawa, A.: PCM1 is recruited to the centrosome by the cooperative action of DISC1 and BBS4 and is a candidate for psychiatric illness.  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 65; 996-1006 (2008)

Niwa, M.*, Kamiya, A*., Murai, R., Kubo, K., Gruber, A., Lu, L., Seshadri, S., Hiyama, H., Jaaro-Peled, H., Noda, Y., Cascella, N., O’donnell, P., Nakajima, K., Sawa, A., Nabeshima, T.: Transient knockdown of DISC1 in the developing cerebral cortex leads to dopaminergic disturbance and schizophrenia deficits in young adult mice.  *These authors contributed equally to this work.  Neuron 65; 480-489 (2010)   

Zoubovsky, SP, Pogorelov, VM, Taniguchi, Y, Kim, S, Yoon, P, Nwulia, E, Sawa, A, Pletnikov, MV, Kamiya, A.: Working memory deficits in neuronal nitric oxide synthase knockout mice: potential impairments in prefrontal cortex mediated cognitive function.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun 408; 707-712 (2011). 

Taniguchi, Y, Young-Pearse, T, Sawa, A, Kamiya, A.: In utero electroporation as a tool for genetic manipulation in vivo in order to study psychiatric disorders: from genes to circuits and behaviors.  Neuroscientist 18;169-79 (2012). 

Saito, A., Ballinger, M., Pletnikov, MV., Wong, DF., Kamiya, A.: Endocannabinoid system: potential novel targets for treatment of schizophrenia.  Neurobiology of Disease 53; 10-17 (2013)

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