Dr. Jimo Borjigin

Dr. Jimo Borjigin is the world’s leading endogenous DMT researcher.  She was born and raised in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Master’s degree in Biophysics from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. In 1994, she received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Dr. Jeremy Nathans. From 1994 till 1998, Dr. Borjigin received postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Solomon H. Snyder. Her first independent position was in the Department of Embryology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Borjigin joined the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. She also has a joint faculty position in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Borjigin currently leads the industry of endogenous DMT research with her dedicated team of researchers at the University of Michigan. She has published ground-breaking work regarding the brain activity of dying mammals, the neurochemical surge that takes place during cardiac arrest, the link between DMT and the pineal gland in mammals, and the most recent ground-breaking study regarding endogenous DMT exuding levels comparable to common neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine! 

Dr. Borjigin’s research has published in the following journals:

“​The pineal gland and melatonin: molecular and pharmacologic regulation.” – Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1999)

“Relationship between nocturnal serotonin surge and melatonin onset in rodent pineal gland.​” – Journal of Circadian Rhythms (2006)

“Application of long-term microdialysis in circadian rhythm research.​” – Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Behavior (2008)

“Circadian regulation of pineal gland rhythmicity.​” – Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology (2012)

“LC/MS/MS analysis of the endogenous dimethyltryptamine hallucinogens, their precursors, and major metabolites in rat pineal gland microdialysate.​” – Biomedical Chromatography (2013)

“Surge of neurophysiological coherence and connectivity in the dying brain.​” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (2013)

“​Reply to Chawla and Seneff: Near-death electrical brain activity in humans and animals requires additional studies.” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (2013)

“Reply to Greyson et al.: Experimental evidence lays a foundation for a rational understanding of near-death experiences.” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (2013)

“Asphyxia-activated corticocardiac signaling accelerates onset of cardiac arrest.” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (2015)

“Electrocardiomatrix facilitates qualitative identification of diminished heart rate variability in critically ill patients shortly before cardiac arrest.​” – Journal of Electrocardiology (2018)

“Biosynthesis and Extracellular Concentrations of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in Mammalian Brain.​” – Scientific Reports (2019)

(Dr. Borjigin presenting at The Science of Consciousness Conference (2016))

(Dr. Borjigin presenting at the Science of Consciousness Conference (2018))