A University of Toledo neuroscientist has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr. Bryan Yamamoto, who has been professor and chair of the UT Department of Neurosciences since 2008, will begin his new position July 1 with Indiana, which also includes serving as the Robert B. Forney Professor of Toxicology.
“The people here in Toledo have been the best I’ve ever worked with — very supportive and collegial,” Yamamoto said. “I can’t think of a better group of people to work with, but it is the time for me to accept a new challenge and new opportunities.”
Yamamoto’s area of research is the impact of drugs of abuse on the brain, specifically methamphetamine and ecstasy. He said he looks forward to the potential for continuing that research in collaboration with Indiana’s Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and Indiana Alcohol Research Center.
Yamamoto received his PhD in neurobiology at Syracuse University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from UCLA.