Yasuko Iwakiri, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Iwakiri Lab

Office of Student Research

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Education & Training

PhD Colorado State University (2000)
SM Oregon State University (1995)
BS University of Miyazaki (1988)

Honors & Recognition

  • The Samuel D. Kushlan Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical ResearchYale University Section of Digestive Diseases (2012)

  • Clinical and Translational Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation (2007)

Professional Service

  • AASLD Special Interest Group focusing on Portal Hypertension as well as liver cell biology AASLD (2010 - 2015)

  • Vascular Endothelial Biology review committee American Heart Association (2008 - 2013)

  • Hepatobiliary pathophysiology Study Section NIH/NIDDK (2012 - 2013)

  • Abstract review committee American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) (2011 - 2014)

  • Editorial board member Hepatology International (2014)

  • Associate Editor Hepatology (2011 - 2016)

  • Editorial Board Member Liver International (2013 - 2014)

  • Editorial board member Journal of Hepatology (2014 - 2019)

  • Research seminar Digestive Diseases/Liver Center (2010 - 2014)

International Activity

  • Pathophysiology of fibrotic pancreas Wakayama, Japan (2014 - 2014)

  • Nitric oxide signaling in portal hypertension Kolkata, India (2014 - 2014)

  • Pathophysiology of portal hypertension and liver fibrosis Hiroshima, Japan (2014 - 2014)

  • Nitric oxide signaling in liver diseases Cape Town, South Africa (2014 - 2014)

  • Sinusoidal endothelial cell and hepatic fibrosis Jeju, South Korea (2014 - 2014)

  • Reticulon 4B (Nogo-B): a novel regulation of hepatic fibrosis and regeneration Daejeon, South Korea (2014 - 2014)

  • Reticulon 4B (Nogo-B): a novel regulation of hepatic fibrosis and cholangiocytes Temple, TX, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Reticulon 4B (Nogo-B): a novel regulator of liver fibrosis Osaka, Japan (2013 - 2013)

  • Arterial thinning in liver diseases atlanta, GA, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Reticulon 4B (Nogo-B): A novel regulator of liver fibrosis Little Rock/Arkansas, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Course director Atlanta, United States (2013 - 2013)

    The Henry M. and Lillian Stratton Basic Research Single Topic Conference, Portal Hypertension and Vascular Biology of the Liver (June 7-8, 2013)

  • Role of angiogenesis in the pathophysiology of cirrhosis with portal hypertension Taipei, Taiwan (2012 - 2012)

  • Educational activity and career guidance in Japan Osaka-shi, Japan; Tokushima-shi, Japan (2012 - 2014)

    Gave a lectures to medical school students, graduate students, residence, postdocs and visiting scholar in Osaka City University Medical School and Tokushima University, Japan. The aim of these lectures were to share my academic research life in the U.S. and encourage them to go abroad to gain...

  • Vascular remodeling in portal hypertension Tokyo, Japan (2011 - 2011)

  • Identification of S-nitrosylated Golgi proteins: New insight into endothelial cell function regulated by eNOS-derived NO Kumamoto, Japan (2010 - 2010)

  • Portal hypertension: The role of nitric oxide Orlando/FL, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Protein S-nitrosylation in endothelial cell Kobe, Japan (2008 - 2008)

  • S-nitrosylation: How is specificity of signaling achieved? Atlanta/GA, United States (2005 - 2005)

  • Molecular markers in portal hypertension Baveno, Italy (2005 - 2005)

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Contact Info

Yasuko Iwakiri, PhD
Office Location
The Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S223B

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056