Faculty Biography

Akiko Shimamoto, PhD

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology
School of Medicine
(615) 327-6291 | ashimamoto@mmc.edu | Biosketch

Center Affiliations

Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Themes

Neurodegenerative Diseases, NeuroImmunotherapy, Substance Abuse

Active Research Projects

SLC10A2 as a novel target for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans. NIMHD. PI: Adunyah, SE Role of Fus1-mediated antitumor CD8T-NK crosstalk in Alzheimer’s disease pathology. NIA. PI: Shanker, A

Sponsored Institutional Research Program affiliation



Glutamate-Glutamine Transfer and Chronic Stress-Induced Sex Differences in Cocaine Responses.
Shimamoto A, Rappeneau V, Munjal H, Farris T, Davis C, Wilson A, Edwards M, Moore C, Reynolds C, Meshul CK


Sex difference, Psychosocial stress, Amino acid transporters, Mitochondrial bioenergetics, Aging