Yasuko Iwakiri, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Digestive Diseases: Iwakiri Lab | Liver Center | Yale Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis Program

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

PhD Colorado State University (2000)

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

  • Department of Defense (DOD) (2018 - Present) Grant reviewer - the Liver Cancer peer review panel

  • NIH/NIAAA (2016 - Present) A standing member, Biomedical Research Review Subcommittee (AA-1)

  • NIH/NIDDK (2014 - Present) An Ad hoc reviewer, Small Business Special Emphasis Panel [ZRG1 DKUS-N(10) B] Study Section in Digestive Diseases

  • Hepatology International (2014 - Present) Editorial board member

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

  • Liver International (2013 - 2014) Editorial Board Member

  • NIH/NIDDK (2012 - Present) An ad hoc reviewer, Hepatobiliary pathophysiology Study Section

  • Hepatology (2011 - 2016) Associate Editor (Hepatology Elsewhere section)

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Contact Info

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

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Curriculum Vitae

Iwakiri Lab

Immune cell infiltration to the portal tract of the liver

Macrophages (green) and T-cells (red) are infiltrated to the portal tract area of the liver in response to the induction of portal hypertension in rats. These cells play roles for portal tract fibrosis in the liver.