Yukitoshi Izumi

Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • PhD: Yamagata University, 1989

Research Interests


I have over 30 years of experience in investigating synaptic plasticity including long-term potentiation (LTP), long-term depression (LTD) and modulation of hippocampal function by various drugs. We have had long-standing interests in understanding how synaptic function can be modulated under physiological and pathological conditions. Over 25 years I have been collaborating with Dr. Charles F. Zorumski. We have had long-standing interests in understanding how synaptic function can be modulated under physiological and pathological conditions.

Key Publications


Funded Research Projects


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(Key Personnel):Hypoglycemia-Induced Synaptic Dysfunction in the Developing Brain
NIMH(Key Personnel):Modulation of Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity