About Us

About Us

Takashi Kitamura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Dr. Kitamura graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biology from Kyushu University in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Kyushu University, where he studied molecular mechanisms and functional role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in rodent brain. After a Post-Doc at Mitsubishi-Kagaku institute of life science in Tokyo, Japan, and an Assistant Professor at Toyama University in Japan, he conducted neural circuits genetics as a Research Scientist at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, where he applied techniques of advanced mouse genetics, cell-type specific neural tracing, in vivo calcium imaging, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, and optogenetic manipulation techniques to understand how episodic memory is formed and stored in the brainDr. Kitamura joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry in 2017.