Hokto Kazama received his B.S. in physics and Ph.D. in neuroscience from The University of Tokyo, studying the mechanisms of synaptogenesis in Drosophila with Dr. Akinao Nose. From 2006, he was a postdoc in Dr. Rachel Wilson’s lab at Harvard Medical School, where he investigated how synaptic dynamics and neuronal connectivity dictate information processing in the olfactory circuit of the adult fly. In 2010, he returned to Japan and joined RIKEN Brain Science Institute to start his own laboratory. His lab aims to understand computations and circuit mechanisms underlying innate and adaptive behavior using Drosophila by combining opto/electrophysiology, behavioral analysis, genetics, and modeling.