Yasunori Aizawa

Cell Biology

Yasunori Aizawa

Associate Professor

Cell biologyBasic Genome biology Molecular biology


Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Instructor, Center for Biological Resources and Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


Postdoctral Fellow, JHMI Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University,


Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute / Columbia University  


Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University


Ishiguro K, Higashino S, Hirakawa H2, Sato S, Aizawa Y, Establishment of a genome-wide and quantitative protocol for assessment of transcriptional activity at human retrotransposon L1 antisense promoters. Genes Genet Syst. 2018 Apr 10;92(5):243-249.


Kitano S, Kurasawa H, Aizawa Y, Transposable elements shape the human proteome landscape via formation of cis-acting upstream open reading frames., Genes Cells. 2018 Apr;23(4):274-284.


Fukuda M, Aizawa Y., Hypothetical gene C18orf42 encodes a novel protein kinase A-binding protein., Genes Cells. 2015 Apr;20(4):267-80.


Kikuchi K, Fukuda M, Ito T, Inoue M, Yokoi T, Chiku S, Mitsuyama T, Asai K, Hirose T, Aizawa Y., Transcripts of unknown function in multiple-signaling pathways involved in human stem cell differentiation., Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Aug;37(15):4987-5000.


Wheelan SJ, Aizawa Y, Han JS, Boeke JD., Gene-breaking: a new paradigm for human retrotransposon-mediated gene evolution., Genome Res. 2005 Aug;15(8):1073-8.


Aizawa Y, Xiang Q, Lambowitz AM, Pyle AM., The pathway for DNA recognition and RNA integration by a group II intron retrotransposon., Mol Cell. 2003 Mar;11(3):795-805.