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


  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo , 2000

Selected Publication

  • 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

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Klingenstein Fellowship Awards In The Neurosciences(2006) , The Esher and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation