Biography

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1992-1993       Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuroscience): Mitsubishi Kasei Institute of Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.  (Mentor: Shin-Ichi T Inouye, Ph.D.)

1993-1994       Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuroscience): Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan.  (Mentor: Yoichiro Kuroda, Ph.D.)

1994-1996       Research Associate (Chronobiology): Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (Mentors: Michael Menaker, Ph.D. and Gene D Block, Ph.D.)

1996-2002      Research Scientist: Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA.

2000-2002       Center Investigator: NSF Center for Biological Timing

2002-2006       Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

2006-2013       Member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

2006-2013       Research Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Research Interest

  • Circadian Physiology
  • Feeding and Light Entrainment of the Circadian System
  • Live Cell/Tissue Real-Time Imaging
  • Mouse Models for Human Disorders Caused by Disruption/Disorganization/Misalignment of the Circadian System
  • Neural Circuit Controlling Feeding and Locomotor Activity Rhythms
  • Pacemaker Coupling

Publications

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The Mysterious Food-Entrainable Oscillator: Insights from Mutant and Engineered Mouse Models.
Pendergast JS, Yamazaki S J. Biol. Rhythms 2018 Jul 748730418789043
mPeriod2 (Brdm1) and other single Period mutant mice have normal food anticipatory activity.
Pendergast JS, Wendroth RH, Stenner RC, Keil CD, Yamazaki S Sci Rep 2017 Nov 7 1 15510
Period2 3'-UTR and microRNA-24 regulate circadian rhythms by repressing PERIOD2 protein accumulation.
Yoo SH, Kojima S, Shimomura K, Koike N, Buhr ED, Furukawa T, Ko CH, Gloston G, Ayoub C, Nohara K, Reyes BA, Tsuchiya Y, Yoo OJ, Yagita K, Lee C, Chen Z, Yamazaki S, Green CB, Takahashi JS Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2017 Oct

Books

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Extra-SCN Circadian Pacemakers.. In Biological Clocks with reference to suprachiasmatic nucleus Proceedings of the Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm November 9-10, 2016. (Honma K and Honma S eds)

Pendergast JS, Yamazaki S (2017). Sapporo, Japan, Hokkaido University Press