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Akihito Kuboki


Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center

Laboratory of

Dr. Johannes Reisert


M.D., St. Marianna University School of Medicine (Japan)

Research Summary

My research involves understanding the mechanisms of adaptation in olfactory sensory neurons to an odorous stimulus and the factors involved in homeostatic regeneration of the olfactory epithelium. I will be studying the first step of olfactory perception in order to investigate the pathophysiology of olfactory dysfunction in the periphery. I am using electrophysiological as well as cell biological approaches to address these questions.


Olfaction, electro-olfactogram, electrophysiology, signal transduction, olfactory dysfunction

Recent Publications

Shu Kikuta, Yu Matsumoto, Akihito Kuboki, Tsuguhisa Nakayama, Daiya Asaka, et al. (2016) Longer latency of sensory response to intravenous odor injection predicts olfactory neural disorder. Scientific Reports, 6:35361. doi: 10.1038/srep35361