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Welcome to new Associate Professor Asami Tanimura

Asami Tanimura is new Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine.

Associate Professor Asami Tanimura

Tanimura is interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms and function of synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathophysiological conditions, using an in vitro electrophysiology and optogenetics as the main tool. In the previous lab at Northwestern University, she examined the role of the cholinergic system in the basal ganglia circuits in the mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD). She found a critical role of acetylcholine in abnormally facilitating thalamostriatal connection and consequently disturbing motor learning in PD.  

At the Department of Biomedicine, Tanimura will primarily investigate synaptic connectivity and function in cortico-hippocampal systems under the stress-related memory, using molecular biology, in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, and behavior. She also plans to examine how stress may induce neurodegeneration related to diseases such as PD and Alzheimer's Disease.

For collaboration or knowledge exchange, please feel free to contact Asami Tanimura at asami.tanimura@biomed.au.dk.