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Asok, A. (2022) Circular RNAs may embed pieces of real-world sensory information into an episodic memory. BioRiv Preprint.

Asok, A., Leroy, F., Parro, C., Ford, L. Fitzpatrick, M.N., Kalmbach, A. Neve, R., Rayman, J.B. & Kandel, E.R. (2021). A multisensory circuit for gating intense aversive experiences. BioRiv Preprint


Fenech A.L., Soriano, E.C., Asok, A., Siegel, S.D., Morreale, M., Brownlee, H. & Laurenceau, J.P. (In Revision). Fear of cancer recurrence and change in hair cortisol concentrations in partners of breast cancer survivors.


Reyes, N.S., Diaz, P.A.S., Manas, R.N., Ruiz-Pino, A., Nomura, Y., de Solis, C.A., Schulkin, J., Asok A. & Leroy, F. (2023). Corticotropin-releasing hormone signaling from prefrontal cortex to lateral septum suppresses interaction with familiar mice. CellPMID: 37669667


Ford, L., Asok A., Tripp, A.D., Parro, C., Fitzpatrick, M., de Solis, C.A., Shafiian, N., Fioriti, L., Soni, R.J. & Kandel, E.R. (2023). CPEB3 low-complexity motif regulates local protein synthesis via protein-protein interactions in neuronal ribonucleoprotein granules. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PMID: 36716374


Asok A. (2022). Editorial: Brain Modifications in Response to Stress: From Cellular to Circuit Reorganization. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. PMID: 36071745.

Kalmbach, A., Winiger, V., Jeong, N., Asok A., Gallistel, C.R., Balsam, P.D. & Simpson, E.H. (2022) Mesolimbic dopamine can encode reward availability on multiple time scales. Nature CommunicationsPMID: 35778414.


Leroy, F., De Solis, C., Boyle, L., Bock, T., Olfaro, O., Oliva, A., Buss, E., Morton, S., Asok A., Kandel, E.R., Siegelbaum, S.A. (2021). Enkephalin release by VIP neurons mediates hippocampal CA2 inhibitory plasticity and the formation of CA2-dependent social memory. Molecular Psychiatry. PMID: 33990774.


Scherma M., Qvist, J.S., Asok A., Huang, S.S.C., Deidda, M., Wei, Y.B., Soni, R.K., Fratta, W., Fadda, P., Kandel, E.R., Kandel, D.B. & Melas, P.A. (2020). Cannabinoid exposure in adolescence modifies the molecular response to cocaine. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PMID: 32312805.


Asok, A., Leroy, F., Rayman, J. B., & Kandel, E. R. (2019). Molecular mechanisms of the memory trace. Trends in neurosciences. PMID: 30391015.

Asok, A., Hijazi, J., Harvey, L. R., Kosmidis, S., Kandel, E. R., & Rayman, J. B. (2019). Sex differences in remote contextual fear generalization in mice. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 13. PMID: 30967765.

Asok, A., Kandel, E. R., & Rayman, J. B. (2019). The neurobiology of fear generalization. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 12. PMID: 30697153.


Leroy, F., Park, J., Asok, A., Brann, D. H., Meira, T., Boyle, L. M., ... & Siegelbaum, S. A. (2018). A circuit from hippocampal CA2 to lateral septum disinhibits social aggression. Nature, 564(7735), 213. PMID: 30518859.

Asok, A., Draper, A., Hoffman, A. F., Schulkin, J., Lupica, C. R., & Rosen, J. B. (2018). Optogenetic silencing of a corticotropin-releasing factor pathway from the central amygdala to the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis disrupts sustained fear. Molecular psychiatry, 23(4), 914. PMID: 28439099.

Jablonski, S. A., Robinson-Drummer, P. A., Schreiber, W. B., Asok, A., Rosen, J. B., & Stanton, M. E. (2018). Impairment of the context preexposure facilitation effect in juvenile rats by neonatal alcohol exposure is associated with decreased Egr-1 mRNA expression in the prefrontal cortex. Behavioral neuroscience, 132(6), 497. PMID: 30346189.


Dagan, O., Asok, A., Steele, H., Steele, M., & Bernard, K. (2018). Attachment security moderates the link between adverse childhood experiences and cellular aging. Development and Psychopathology, 30(4), 1211-1223. PMID: 29229013.


Blaze, J., Asok, A., Borrelli, K., Tulbert, C., Bollinger, J., Ronca, A. E., & Roth, T. L. (2017). Intrauterine exposure to maternal stress alters Bdnf IV DNA methylation and telomere length in the brain of adult rat offspring. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 62, 56-62. PMID: 28330827.

Murawski, N. J. & Asok, A. (2017). Understanding the contributions of visual stimuli to contextual fear conditioning: a proof-of-concept study using LCD screens. Neuroscience Letters, 637, 80-84. PMID: 27888041 / BioRꭓiv Preprint.


Asok, A., Schulkin, J., & Rosen, J. B. (2016). Corticotropin releasing factor type-1 receptor antagonism in the dorsolateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis disrupts contextually conditioned fear, but not unconditioned fear to a predator odor. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 70, 17-24. PMID: 27153520.


Chakraborty, T., Asok, A., Stanton, M. E., & Rosen, J. B. (2016). Variants of contextual fear conditioning induce differential patterns of Egr-1 activity within the young adult prefrontal cortex. Behavioural Brain Research, 302, 122-130. PMID: 26778782.



Blaze, J., Asok, A., & Roth, T. L. (2015). Long-term effects of early-life caregiving experiences on brain-derived neurotrophic factor histone acetylation in the adult rat mPFC. Stress, 18(6), 607-615. PMID: 26305287.


Ayers, L. W., Asok, A., Blaze, J., Roth, T. L., & Rosen, J. B. (2016). Changes in dam and pup behavior following repeated postnatal exposure to a predator odor (TMT): A preliminary investigation in long‐evans rats. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(2), 176-184. PMID: 26394891.


Rosen, J. B., Asok, A., & Chakraborty, T. (2015). The smell of fear: innate threat of 2, 5-dihydro-2, 4, 5-trimethylthiazoline, a single molecule component of a predator odor. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 292. PMID: 26379483.


Blaze, J., Asok, A., & Roth, T. L. (2015). The long-term impact of adverse caregiving environments on epigenetic modifications and telomeres. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 79. PMID: 25904853.



Asok, A., Bernard, K., Rosen, J. B., Dozier, M. & Roth, T. L. (2014). Infant-caregiver experiences alter telomere length in the brain. PLoS One, 9(7), e101437. PMID: 24983884.


Schreiber W. B., Asok, A., Jablonski, S. A., Rosen, J. B. & Stanton, M. E. (2014). Egr-1 mRNA expression patterns in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala during variants of contextual fear conditioning in adolescent rats. Brain Research, 1576, 63-72. PMID: 24976583.



Asok, A., Ayers, L. W., Awoyemi, B., Schulkin, J. & Rosen, J. B. (2013). Immediate early gene and neuropeptide expression following exposure to the predator odor 2,5-dihydro-2,4,5-trimethylthiazoline (TMT). Behavioural Brain Research, 248, 85-93. PMID: 23583519.


Asok, A., Schreiber W. B., Jablonski, S. A., Rosen, J. B. & Stanton, M. E. (2013). Egr-1 increases in the prefrontal cortex following training in the context preexposure facilitation effect (CPFE) paradigm. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 106, 145-153. PMID: 23973447.


Ayers, L.W., Asok, A., Heyward, F. D. & Rosen, J. B. (2013). Freezing to the predator odor 2,4,5 dihydro 2,5 trimethylthiazoline (TMT) is disrupted by olfactory bulb removal but not trigeminal deafferentation. Behavioural Brain Research, 253, 54-59. PMID: 23831303.


Asok, A., Bernard, K., Roth, T. L., Rosen, J. B. & Dozier, M. (2013). Parental responsiveness moderates the association between early-life stress and reduced telomere length. Development and Psychopathology, 25(3), 577-585. PMID: 23527512.


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