Bachelor, University Tokyo, 1989. Master of Arts, Osaka University, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, Niigata University, Japan, 1995.
Research fellow Rikagaku Kenkyūsho, Wako, Japan, 1995-2000. Senior researcher Tokyo Institute Psychiatry, 2000—2003, head department, since 2003. Visiting professor University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1997.
Visiting lecturer Niigata University, since 1995. Visiting researcher Rikagaku Kenkyūsho, Wako, since 2000.
Member Society for Neurosci., International Brain Research Organization, International Narcotics Research Conference, Japan Neurosci. Society, Molecular Biology Society Japan.
Married Yoko Hirukawa, December 14, 1996.