Peter Aaron Takizawa PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Medical Studies

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Office of Student ResearchCell Biology: Cytoskeletal Dynamics; Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics


  • B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Peluso M and Takizawa P (2010) Student involvement in the development of integrated curricula. Medical Education. 44(11): 1120-1121.
  • Chung S and Takizawa PA. (2010) Multiple Myo4 Motors Enhance ASH1 mRNA Transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol. 189(4): 755-767
  • Dunn BD, Sakamoto T, Hong MS, Sellers JR, Takizawa PA. Myo4p is a monomeric myosin with motility uniquely adapted to transport mRNA. J Cell Biol. 2007 Sep 24;178(7):1193-206. PMID: 1789324.


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