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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Circadian rhythms and temperature homeostasis

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




Postdoctoral Fellow: Brandeis University/MIT, 2005-2009. Harvard Medical School, 2004-2005.

PhD: Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 2004.

BS: Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 1999.


Selected Publication

Neuropeptides PDF and DH31 hierarchically regulate free-running rhythmicity in Drosophila circadian locomotor activity. Goda, T; Umezaki, Y; Alwattari, F; Seo, HW; Hamada, FN. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9.

Feeding-State-Dependent Modulation of Temperature Preference Requires Insulin Signaling in Drosophila Warm-Sensing Neurons. Umezaki, Y; Hayley, SE; Chu, ML; Seo, HW; Shah, P; Hamada, FN. Current Biology. 2018; 28:779-787.e3.

Calcitonin receptors are ancient modulators for rhythms of preferential temperature in insects and body temperature in mammals. Goda, T; Doi, M; Umezaki, Y; Murai, I; Shimatani, H; Chu, ML; Nguyen, VH; Okamura, H; Hamada, FN. Genes and Development. 2018; 32:140-155.

The role of PDF neurons in setting the preferred temperature before dawn in Drosophila. Tang, X; Roessingh, S; Hayley, SE; Chu, ML; Tanaka, NK; Wolfgang, W; Song, S; Stanewsky, R; Hamada, FN. eLife. 2017; 6.

Drosophila DH31 Neuropeptide and PDF Receptor Regulate Night-Onset Temperature Preference. Goda, T; Tang, X; Umezaki, Y; Chu, ML; Hamada, FN. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2016; 36:11739-11754.

The Influence of Light on Temperature Preference in Drosophila. Head, LM; Tang, X; Hayley, SE; Goda, T; Umezaki, Y; Chang, EC; Leslie, JR; Fujiwara, M; Garrity, PA; Hamada, FN. Current Biology. 2015; 25:1063-1068.

Temperature Integration at the AC Thermosensory Neurons in Drosophila. Tang, X; Platt, MD; Lagnese, CM; Leslie, JR; Hamada, FN. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013; 33:894-901.

Circadian Rhythm of Temperature Preference and Its Neural Control in Drosophila. Kaneko, H; Head, LM; Ling, J; Tang, X; Liu, Y; Hardin, PE; Emery, P; Hamada, FN. Current Biology. 2012; 22:1851-1857.

An internal thermal sensor controlling temperature preference in Drosophila. Hamada, FN; Rosenzweig, M; Kang, K; Pulver, SR; Ghezzi, A; Jegla, TJ; Garrity, PA. Nature. 2008; 454:217-U55.

Drosophila Temperature Preference Rhythms: An Innovative Model to Understand Body Temperature Rhythms. Goda, T; Hamada, FN. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20:1988-1988.