Veterinary Public Health Institute, Animal Welfare Division


Dr. Homare Yamahachi

Assistant to 3Rs Coordinator

+41 31 684 22 13
Postal Address
Animal Welfare Division
Veterinary Public Health Institute
University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 120
3012 Bern

I finished my Biology degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina before obtaining my PhD in Charles Gilbert lab at The Rockefeller University in New York City. During my doctoral studies, I discovered that changes in sensory experience alter neuronal structural plasticity in vivo using viral vectors and two-photon microscopy. During my postdoc at the Moser lab in Norway, I studied how the brain computes space to navigate the world. I then studied social communication in birds with an emphasis on animal welfare in Richard Hahnloser’s lab at the University of Zurich and ETHZ.

Here, I am involved in coordinating the 3Rs Principle of Animal Experimentation (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) within the University of Bern and across the Swiss Higher Research Institutions.


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