Dr. Fujita received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He then continued to work at Johns Hopkins University as a Research Associate faculty until he joined UTSW as an Assistant Professor in 2022.

Dr. Fujita's research is defining the circuit frameworks to understand the massive input-output communication of the cerebellum with the forebrain, brainstem, and spinal cord. The long-term goal of his laboratory is to develop novel treatments for brain disorders by leveraging the cerebellum's ability to compensate for diseased brain functions by modulating the activity of specific cerebellar circuits.

Research Interest

  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellar anatomy
  • Cerebellar development


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Modular output circuits of the fastigial nucleus for diverse motor and nonmotor functions of the cerebellar vermis.
Fujita H, Kodama T, du Lac S, Elife 2020 07 9
Cerebellar modules in the olivo-cortico-nuclear loop demarcated by pcdh10 expression in the adult mouse.
Sarpong GA, Vibulyaseck S, Luo Y, Biswas MS, Fujita H, Hirano S, Sugihara I, J Comp Neurol 2018 Oct 526 15 2406-2427
Spatial rearrangement of Purkinje cell subsets forms the transverse and longitudinal compartmentalization in the mouse embryonic cerebellum.
Vibulyaseck S, Fujita H, Luo Y, Tran AK, Oh-Nishi A, Ono Y, Hirano S, Sugihara I, J Comp Neurol 2017 Oct 525 14 2971-2990
Compartmentalization of the chick cerebellar cortex based on the link between the striped expression pattern of aldolase C and the topographic olivocerebellar projection.
Vibulyaseck S, Luo Y, Fujita H, Oh-Nishi A, Ohki-Hamazaki H, Sugihara I, J Comp Neurol 2015 Sep 523 13 1886-912


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

A computer-aided light microscopy system for three-dimensional reconstruction of axonal projections.. In Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education, Microscopy Book Series No. 4.

Sugihara I, Fujita H. (2010). Badajoz, Formatex

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Researcher Award
    Winter Symposium for The Next Generation Brain Project 2017 (2017)
  • Masao Ito Prize
    Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxia (2017)
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2014-2016)
  • Program for seamless development of young scholarly doctors for global medical research
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2012-2012)
  • The Research Award for Graduate Students
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University (2012)
  • Best poster award
    CBIR (the Center for Brain Integration Research) symposium for young investigator, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (2011)
  • JSPS Research Fellow
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2011-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience (2010)
  • The Japan Society for Neuroscience (2009)