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Arun Asok

  • PhD
  • HHMI Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Columbia University
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Recent publications

  • Optogenetic silencing of a corticotropin-releasing factor pathway from the central amygdala to the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis disrupts sustained fear

    • Asok A
    • Draper A
    • Hoffman A
    • et al.
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  • Attachment security moderates the link between adverse childhood experiences and cellular aging

    • Dagan O
    • Asok A
    • Steele H
    • et al.
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Professional experience

HHMI Post-doctoral Fellow

Columbia University

June 2016 - Present


Ph.D. Psychology/Neuroscience

University of Delaware

August 2010 - May 2016(6 years)

B.S. Neuroscience and Psychology

Temple University

June 2008 - July 2010(2 years)


My research focuses on understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of emotional memory and the biological consequences of stressful experiences. Particularly, I am interested in how fearful experiences are encoded and retrieved within distinct brain networks (i.e., the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus). I also focus on how stressful experiences (i.e., physical and psychological) are processed in the brain and affect cellular aging (i.e., telomeres) throughout the peripheral and central nervous systems. Using techniques in quantitative PCR, optogenetics, in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and in vivo pharmacology, I am able to take a multifaceted approach towards understanding how fearful and stressful experiences are processed across cellular, molecular, and behavioral domains.

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