Dr Hiroshi Nishimune
University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA

Dr Hiroshi Nishimune, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at University of Kansas School of Medicine USA, studies the development, maintenance, aging, and pathology of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). Dr Nishimune obtained PhD at Osaka University, Japan and trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Christopher Henderson’s lab at INSERM U382, France studying neurotrophic factors, and in Joshua Sanes’ lab at Harvard University, USA studying NMJ development.

Dr Nishimune elucidated the molecular mechanism that organizes active zones, synaptic vesicle release sites, at presynaptic terminals of mammalian NMJs. Recently, he investigates degeneration of NMJs in rodent models of ALS and aging.

Talk title
"Neuromuscular degeneration in ALS and SMA"