Atsushi Kamiya is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying etiopathophysiologies of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression.
In particular, he investigates how genetic risk factors and environmental factors, such as cannabis use and psychosocial stress, affect stress-related biological signaling mechanisms, leading to impairment of brain development and brain function that regulates cognitive and mood-related behaviors. Dr. Kamiya hope his research ultimately leads to novel drug discovery and identifies biological markers for early intervention of these devastating conditions.
Atsushi Kamiya received his M.D. and Ph.D in molecular psychiatry from the Shiga University of Medical Science. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he completed residency at Shiga University Hospital, and worked as a staff psychiatrist in Toyosato Hospital.