Jimo Borjigin

Jimo Borjigin, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Associate Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Associate Professor of Neurology

1137 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5622
7732 C, Medical Science II

Areas of Interest

The main research interests of the Borjigin lab include:

  • Mechanisms of sudden cardiac arrest and the role of the brain during cardiac arrest (brain-heart coupling).
  • Neural basis of covert consciousness in normal and abnormal brain states in human subjects.
  • Mechanisms of endogenous DMT synthesis.
  • Visualizing covert brain (and heart) activities in patients with neurological, psychological, and psychiatric disorders, to assist with their clinical prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment.

Honors & Awards

  • The John Merck Scholars Award - 1999
  • Michigan Biological Sciences Scholar Program Award - 2003


Ph.D., Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD (1994)

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Xu, G., Mihaylova, T., Li, D., Tian, F., Farrehi, P.M., Parent, J.M., Mashour, G.A., Wang, M.M., Borjigin*, J. Surge of neurophysiological coupling and connectivity of gamma oscillations in the dying human brain (2023). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2023 May 9;120(19):e2216268120.
  • Glynos, N.G., Carter, L., Lee, S.J., Kim, Y., Kennedy, R.T., Mashour, G.A., Wang, M.M., Borjigin*, J. Indolethylamine N-Methyltransferase (INMT) is not essential for endogenous tryptamine-dependent methylation activity in rats (2023), Scientific Reports. 13(1):280. PMID: 36609666.
  • Li, D., Mabrouk, O.S., Liu, T., Tian, F., Xu, G., Rengifo, S., Choi, S.J., Mathur, A., Crooks, C.P., Kennedy, R.T., Wang, M.M., Ghanbari, H., Borjigin*, J. Asphyxia-activated corticocardiac signaling accelerates onset of cardiac arrest (2015). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 6. pii: 201423936.
  • Borjigin*, J., Lee, U., Liu, T., Pal, D., Huff, S., Klarr, D., Sloboda, J., Hernandez, J., Wang, M.M., Mashour, G.A. Surge of neurophysiological coherence and connectivity in the dying brain (2013). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 110(35):14432-7.

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