Hiromi Hiruma works as an Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Japan. She graduated from Yokohama City University School of Medicine (with an M.D. degree), Yokohama, Japan, in 1986 and completed the graduate school of Yokohama City University course (Ph.D. degree) in 1990. From 1991 to 1996, she worked as a Lecturer in physiology at Yokohama City University School of Medicine. From 1994 to 1995, Hiruma served a Visiting Professor of neurology (Prof. Charles W Bourque's laboratory), MacGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. From 1996 to 1997, she was an Assistant Professor of physiology, Kitasato University School of Medicine. Since 1997, she has served as an Associate Professor of Physiology, Kitasato University. She is interested in cellular functions including dynamics of intracellular structures such as organelles and cytoskeletons. Hiruma uses many approaches for studying them: bioimaging with immunocytochemistry and in vitro transfection of various types of cells including primary cultured neurons and real-time PCR for quantifying mRNA species.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013