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

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Kavli 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...


Education

  • 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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