Md Tarikul Islam, PhD

Md Tarikul Islam, PhD

Postdoctoral research associate

Han Lab


2013, BS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2015, MS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2022, PhD, Kanazawa University, Japan, Integrative Neurophysiology

Research interests

Role of hippocampal neurons and dopamine signal in learning and memory

Awards and Honors

2018 – 2022, MEXT Scholarship, Japanese Government

2014, National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship, Bangladesh Government


  • Islam MT, Rumpf F, Tsuno Y, Kodani S, Sakurai T, Matsui A, Maejima T, Mieda M. Vasopressin neurons in the paraventricular hypothalamus promote wakefulness via lateral hypothalamic orexin neurons. Curr Biol. 2022 Sep 26; 32(18):3871-3885.e4. PubMed ID: 35907397. 
  • Islam MT, Maejima T, Matsui A, Mieda M. Paraventricular hypothalamic vasopressin neurons induce self-grooming in mice. Mol Brain. 2022 May 23;15(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s13041-022-00932-9. PubMed PMID: 35606816; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9125887.
  • Hasan N, Nagata N, Morishige JI, Islam MT, Jing Z, Harada KI, Mieda M, Ono M, Fujiwara H, Daikoku T, Fujiwara T, Maida Y, Ota T, Shimba S, Kaneko S, Fujimura A, Ando H. Brown adipocyte-specific knockout of Bmal1 causes mild but significant thermogenesis impairment in mice. Mol Metab. 2021 Jul;49:101202. PubMed Central ID: PMC8042177.
  • Maejima T, Tsuno Y, Miyazaki S, Tsuneoka Y, Hasegawa E, Islam MT, Enoki R, Nakamura TJ, Mieda M. GABA from vasopressin neurons regulates the time at which suprachiasmatic nucleus molecular clocks enable circadian behavior. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Feb 9;118(6) PubMed Central ID: PMC8017960.

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