Akihito Kuboki

Research Associate


Research Associate, Monell Chemical Senses Center


Ph.D., Neuroscience, The Jikei University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
M.D., St. Marianna University School of Medicine (Kanagawa, Japan)

Laboratory Of

Dr. Johannes Reisert

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

Representative Publications

Kuboki A, Kikuta S, Otori N, Kojima H, Matsumoto I, Reisert J, and Yamasoba T. (2021) Insulin-dependent maturation of newly generated olfactory sensory neurons after injury. eNeuro. 19;8(3):ENEURO.0168-21.2021. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0168-21.2021.

Kikuta S, Matsumoto Y, Kuboki A, Nakayama T, Asaka D, et al. (2016) Longer latency of sensory response to intravenous odor injection predicts olfactory neural disorder. Sci Rep. 6, 35361.

Akihito Kuboki

Contact Information

(267) 519-4793