Kenta Asahina, PhD

Associate Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News

News


Aggression de-escalation gene identified in fruit flies

LA JOLLA—The brain mechanisms that cause aggressive behavior have been well studied. Far less understood are the processes that tell the body when it’s time to stop fighting. Now, a …


The Salk Institute promotes three faculty members in the field of neuroscience

LA JOLLA—Three Salk Institute faculty members have been promoted based on their outstanding scientific contributions. They are leaders who have made original, innovative and notable contributions to neuroscience. Assistant Professors …


New insights into how genes control courtship and aggression

LA JOLLA—Fruit flies, like many animals, engage in a variety of courtship and fighting behaviors. Now, Salk scientists have uncovered the molecular mechanisms by which two sex-determining genes affect fruit …


The Kavli Foundation gifts Salk $3 million for cutting-edge neuroscience research

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute announced today that The Kavli Foundation has committed $3 million to support ongoing neuroscience research at Salk as part of the joint UCSD-Salk Kavli Institute for …


Salk Institute welcomes four new faculty

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome a new full professor and three new assistant professors, all exceptional leaders in their respective fields. The new faculty will facilitate innovative …


Education

BS, Zoology, University of Tokyo
PhD, Neurobiology, Rockefeller University


Affiliations


Awards & Honors

  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, 2011
  • BioMed Central 4th Annual Research Award, Biology Prize, 2009