Dr. Inagaki is appointed to be a Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) in September 2019 leading the Neural Dynamics and Cognitive Functions research group. His current research focus is to understand cellular and network mechanisms underlying cognitive functions, such as decision making and time perception, in mice.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Inagaki was a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Janelia Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, working with Dr. Karel Svoboda. At Janelia, he studied the neuronal mechanism of short-term memory in frontal cortex.
Dr. Inagaki completed his Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. David J. Anderson at California Institute of Technology. For his graduate work, he studied the neuronal mechanism of internal states in Drosophila. For his B.S., he worked in Kei Ito’s lab at the University of Tokyo, where he studied the anatomical and physiological properties of mechanosensory neurons in Drosophila.
He is the recipient of numerous honors including Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award and Larry Katz Memorial Lecture Award.
- Inagaki HK, Fontolan L, Romani S, Svoboda K. (2019) Discrete attractor dynamics underlying selective persistent activity in frontal cortex. Nature 566: 212-217.
- Inagaki HK, Inagaki M, Romani S, Svoboda K. (2018). Low-dimensional and monotonic preparatory activity in mouse anterior lateral motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 3152-17.
- Guo ZV*, Inagaki HK*, Daie K, Druckmann S, Gerfen CR, Svoboda K. (2017). Maintenance of persistent activity in a frontal thalamocortical loop. Nature 545, 181-186.
- Inagaki HK, Panse K, Anderson DJ. (2014). Independent reciprocal neuromodulatory control of sweet and bitter taste sensitivity during starvation in Drosophila. Neuron 84, 806-820.
- Inagaki HK, Jung Y, Hoopfer ED, Wong AM, Mishra N, Lin JY, Tsien RY, Anderson DJ. (2014). Optogenetic control of Drosophila using a red-shifted channelrhodopsin reveals experience-dependent influences on courtship. Nature Methods 11, 325-332.
- Inagaki HK, Ben-Tabou S, Wong AM, Jagadish S, Ishimoto H, Barnea G, Kitamoto T, Axel R, Anderson DJ. (2012). Visualizing neuromodulation in vivo: TANGO-mapping of dopamine signaling reveals appetite control of sugar sensing. Cell 148, 583-95.
- Kamikouchi A*, Inagaki HK*, Effertz T, Hendrich O, Fiala A, Göpfert MC, Ito K. (2009). The Neural Basis of Drosophila Gravity Sensing and Hearing. Nature 458, 165-71.