Takayuki Yamashita

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Takayuki Yamashita
Nagoya University
Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Job title
Associate professor
Ph.D.(The university of Tokyo)


I am currently investigating how information flows among brain circuits to coordinate animal behaviour. I am enjoying an exciting time when we can tackle basic questions on neuronal coding and circuit algorithm directly in awake behaving animals with cellular resolution in a cell-type specific manner.

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Associate Professor, Nagoya university
Oct 2016
PRESTO researcher, JST
Mar 2015
Mar 2017
Assistant professor, Nagoya university
Sep 2010
Mar 2015
Postdoc, EPFL
Oct 2011
Sep 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, JSPS

Research Areas


Published Papers

Miyazaki T*, Chowdhury S*, Yamashita T*, Matsubara T, Yawo H, Yuasa H, Yamanaka A (* Co-first authors)
Cell reports   26(4) 1033-1043.e5   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Yamashita T, Vavladeli A, Pala A, Galan K, Crochet S, Petersen SSA, Petersen CCH
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy   12 33   May 2018   [Refereed]
Busse L, Cardin J, Chiappe E, Halassa M, McGinley M, Yamashita T, Saleem A
The Journal of Neuroscience   37 10826-10834   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Yamashita T, Yamanaka A
Current Opinion in Neurobiology   44 94-100   Jun 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Yamashita T, Petersen CCH
eLife   5 e15798   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Hososhima S, Yuasa H, Ishizuka T, Hoque MR, Yamashita T, Yamanaka A, Sugano E, Tomita H, Yawo H.
Scientific Reports   5 16533   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Yamashita T, Pala A, Pedrido L, Kremer Y, Welker E, Petersen CCH
Neuron   80(6) 1477-1490   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Yamashita T
Neuroscience Research   73(1) 1-7   May 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Yamashita T, Eguchi K, Saitoh N, von Gersdorff H, Takahashi T
Nature Neuroscience   13(7) 838-844   Jul 2010   [Refereed]
Watanabe H, Yamashita T, Saitoh N, Kiyonaka S, Iwamatsu A, Campbell KP, Mori Y, Takahashi T
The Journal of Neuroscience   30(2) 655-660   Jan 2010   [Refereed]
Yamashita T, Kanda T, Eguchi K, Takahashi T
The Journal of Physiology   587 2327-2339   May 2009   [Refereed]
Nakamura T*, Yamashita T*, Saitoh N, Takahashi T (*Co-first authors)
The Journal of Physiology   586 2253-2261   May 2008   [Refereed]
Koike-Tani M, Kanda T, Saitoh N, Yamashita T, Takahashi T
The Journal of Physiology   586 2263-2275   May 2008   [Refereed]
Yamashita T, Hige T, Takahashi T
Science   307(5706) 124-127   Jan 2005   [Refereed]
Developmental increase in vesicular glutamate content does not cause saturation of AMPA receptors at the calyx of held synapse.
Yamashita T, Ishikawa T, Takahashi T
The Journal of Neuroscience   23 3633-3638   May 2003   [Refereed]
A glycine receptor antagonist, strychnine, blocked NMDA receptor activation in the neonatal mouse neocortex.
Miyakawa N, Uchino S, Yamashita T, Okada H, Nakamura T, Kaminogawa S, Miyamoto Y, Hisatsune T
Neuroreport   13 1667-1673   Sep 2002   [Refereed]

Awards & Honors

Apr 2017
The Young Scientists’ Prize, MEXT
Sep 2011
Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society
Mar 2011
Promotion Award, The Physiological Society of Japan
Travel award for Sociefy for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Japan Neuroscience Society / SciTechEdit International

Books etc

Takahashi T., Hori T., Nakamura Y., and Yamashita T. (Part:Joint Work, pp.137-145)
Springer   2012   

Research Grants & Projects

MEXT: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
Project Year: Oct 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
The Hori Sciences and Arts Foundation
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
MEXT: Grant-in Aid for Young Researchers (A)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
Sumitomo Foundation
Project Year: Nov 2016 - Oct 2018    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
The Asahi Glass Foundation
Project Year: 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita
Brain Science Foundation
Project Year: 2016 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Takayuki Yamashita


Apr 2003
Mar 2007
PhD, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Apr 2001
Mar 2003
Master, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Apr 1997
Mar 2001
Bachelor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo