Integrative Physiology Laboratory
Human Informatics and Interaction Research Institute
Physiological System Research Group
Senior research investigator
Phone: +81(29) 862-6363
Takashi Tarumi is a senior research investigator at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. He received a B.S. in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in cerebrovascular physiology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. His research focuses on the study of brain plasticity under normal and pathological conditions and the effects of lifestyle modifications on brain health, with the ultimate goal to prevent or slow brain aging and extend healthy lifespan in older adults. Specifically, he is now using the state-of-the-art MR imaging technology combined with traditional physiological methods such as ultrasonogram and tonometry to investigate the influence of physical activity on the cardio- and cerebrovascular health.