Kenta Asahina

Assistant Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

The Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

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Ishii, K., Wohl, M., DeSouza, A., Asahina, K. Sex-determining genes distinctly regulate courtship capability and target preference via sexually dimorphic neurons. (2020) Elife. 9. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.52701

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Wohl, M., Ishii, K., Asahina, K. Layered roles of isoforms in specification and function of male aggression-promoting neurons in . (2020) Elife. 9. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.52702

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Asahina, K.* Sex differences in behavior: Qualitative and Quantitative Dimorphism. (2018) Current Opinion in Physiology. 6:35-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.cophys.2018.04.004

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Asahina, K. Neuromodulation and Strategic Action Choice in Drosophila Aggression. (2017) Annual Review of Neuroscience. 40:51-75. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-neuro-072116-031240

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Kennedy, A., Asahina, K., Hoopfer, E., Inagaki, H., Jung, Y., Lee, H., Remedios, R., Anderson, D.J. Internal States and Behavioral Decision-Making: Toward an Integration of Emotion and Cognition. (2014) Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. 79:199-210. DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2014.79.024984

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Asahina, K., Watanabe, K., Duistermars, B.J., Hoopfer, E., González, C.R., Eyjólfsdóttir, E.A., Perona, P., Anderson, D.J. Tachykinin-expressing neurons control male-specific aggressive arousal in Drosophila. (2014) Cell. 156(1-2):221-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.11.045

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Asahina, K., Louis, M., Piccinotti, S., Vosshall, L.B. A circuit supporting concentration-invariant odor perception in Drosophila. (2009) Journal of Biology. 8(1):9. DOI: 10.1186/jbiol108

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Asahina, K., Pavlenkovich, V., Vosshall, L.B. The survival advantage of olfaction in a competitive environment. (2008) Current Biology. 18(15):1153-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.075

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Asahina, K., Benton, R. Smell and taste on a high: symposium on chemical senses: from genes to perception. (2007) EMBO Reports. 8(7):634-8. DOI: 10.1038/sj.embor.7400981

Fishilevich, E., Domingos, A.I., Asahina, K., Naef, F., Vosshall, L.B., Louis, M. Chemotaxis behavior mediated by single larval olfactory neurons in Drosophila. (2005) Current Biology. 15(23):2086-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.11.016

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


Awards & Honors

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