Urayama Lab Profile & Members

Akihiko Urayama PhD – Associate Professor

Education & Training
PhD University of Shizuoka – Japan
Fellowship McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Center Houston – Houston, TX

Areas of Interest
Research interests: Blood Brain Barrier and Neurological disorders

Dr. Urayama is interested in understanding the physiology of the BBB and neurovascular niche, and in utilizing the acquired knowledge to provide therapeutic solutions to manipulate pathological brain environments in diseases. His research focuses on receptor trafficking, macromolecule transport, and immune cell infiltration at the BBB in health and disease. His work addresses many issues that are important for CNS diseases, ranging from juvenile disorders such as lysosomal storage disease, to age–related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and post-stroke cognitive impairment.

Kimberly Anderson – Research Assistant I

Education & Training
 Biochemistry, University of North Texas – Denton, TX (2021)

Areas of Interest
Research interests: cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Alzheimer’s Disease, and blood-brain barrier

Research & Experience
PHAGES Undergraduate Research, University of North Texas – Denton, TX

Hobbies & Interests
Reading, watching movies, baking, and hiking