Atsuhiro Tsutiya, Ph.D.


I am a postdoctoral guest researcher since June-2016 in Stork’s lab. I am interested in the molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying higher brain functions as well as their dysregulations in neurological disorders. My current study aims to understand how stress leads to molecular and circuit level changes in the brain which result in fear memory. To this end, primary culture, biochemical, and behavioral studies are employed.

B.Sc. in Life Sciences, Toyo University, Japan 2011
M.Sc. in Life Sciences, Toyo University, Japan 2013
Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Toyo University, Japan 2016
Researcher, Institute of Life Innovation Studies, Toyo University, Japan 2016-present


Contact information
E-mail: atsuhiro.tsuchiya[at]
Telephone: +49(391)-67 55121


Tsutiya A, Watanabe H, Nishihara M, Goshima Y, and Ohtani-Kaneko R. Deletion of collapsin response mediator protein 4 results in abnormal layer thickness and elongation of mitral cell apical dendrites in the neonatal olfactory bulb. Journal of Anatomy. 2016 May;228(5):792-804.

Tsutiya A, Nishihara M, Goshima Y, and Ohtani-Kaneko R. Mouse pups lacking collapsin response mediator protein 4 (CRMP4) manifest impaired olfactory function and hyperactivity in the olfactory bulb. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2015 Sep;42(6):2335-45.

Tazawa H, Sato K, Tsutiya A, Tokeshi M, Ohtani-Kaneko R. A microfluidic cell culture system for monitoring of sequential changes in endothelial cells after heat stress. Thrombosis Research. 2015 Aug;136(2):328-34.

Iwakura T, Sakoh M, Tsutiya A, Yamashita N, Ohtani A, Tsuda C. M, Ogawa S, Tsukahara S, Nishihara M, Shiga T, Goshima Y, Kato T, Ohtani-Kaneko R. Collapsin response mediator protein 4 affects the number of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive neurons in the sexually dimorphic nucleus in female mice. Developmental Neurobiology. 2013 Jul;73(7):502-17.

Tsutiya A, Ohtani-Kaneko R. Postnatal alteration of collapsin response mediator protein 4 mRNA expression in the mouse brain. Journal of Anatomy. 2012 Oct;221(4):341-51.

Kuramochi A, Tsutiya A, Kaneko T, Ohtani-Kaneko R. Sexual dimorphism of gonadotropin-releasing hormone type-III (GnRH3) neurons and hormonal sex reversal of male reproductive behavior in mozambique tilapia. Zoological Science. 2011 Oct;28(10):733-9.

Wu Y, Moriya-Ito K, Iwakura T, Tsutiya A, Ichikawa M, Ohtani-Kaneko R. Sexually dimorphic effects of estrogen on spines in cultures of accessory olfactory bulb. Neuroscience Letters. 2011 Aug;500(1):77-81.