Susumu Tomita PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchProgram in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and RepairInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramKavli Institute for Neuroscience | Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Synaptic transmission; Brain; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Immunocytochemistry; Gene-targeted animals; Electrophysiology more...


  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Yan D, Yamasaki M, Straub C, Watanabe M, and Tomita S. Homeostatic control of synaptic transmission by distinct glutamate receptors. Neuron, 78:687-399, 2013
  • Brockie PJ, Jensen M, Mellem JE, Jensen E, Yamasaki T, Wang R, Maxfield D, Thacker C, Hoerndli F, Dunn PJ, Tomita S, Madsen DM, Maricq AV. Cornichons control ER export of AMPA receptors to regulate synaptic excitability. Neuron, 80:129-142, 2013
  • Sumioka A, Brown T, Kato AS, Bredt DS, Kauer JA, and Tomita S. PDZ binding of TARP?-8 controls synaptic transmission, but not synaptic plasticity. Nature Neurosci., 14:1410-1412, 2011



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