Co-Investigator, Therapeutics Development Core
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Tsukamoto received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology and pursued postdoctoral studies in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Since 1997, Dr. Tsukamoto has held a variety of research positions in the pharmaceutical industry including Guilford Pharmaceuticals, MGI Pharma, and the Eisai Research Institute, where he most recently served as the Director of Medicinal Chemistry. In 2009, Dr. Tsukamoto joined the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute as the Director of Chemistry and Intellectual Property and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology. Dr. Tsukamoto has extensive drug discovery experience in modulating glutamatergic neurotransmission for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Tsukamoto’s research is focused on the design and synthesis of small molecules of therapeutic significance with the primary mission of translating discoveries in basic science at Johns Hopkins into novel therapeutics.