2. Fellows
  3. The 1st Cohort
  4. KATSURA Yukako


The 1st Cohort


Kyoto University Center for Evolutionary Origins of Human Behavior (EHUB)/Assistant Professor
Field of Research:Evolutionary Genetics

Graduate of the five-year doctoral course of the Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems in School of Advanced Sciences at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI). Katsura’s dissertation was on the evolution of mammalian sex chromosomes. Worked as JSPS overseas research fellowship postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, Pennsylvania State University. After serving as an assistant professor in Nihon University School of Medicine, assumed current position in 2019. Specializes in phylogenetics, genome analysis and other areas in evolutionary genetics.

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Papers published:
Link: https://www.life-science-alliance.org/content/4/5/e202000905
Title: Comparative genomics of Glandirana rugosa using unsupervised AI reveals a high CG frequency
Journal Paper: Life Science Alliance
Published: March 12,2021
Author: Yukako Katsura, Toshimichi Ikemura, Rei Kajitani, Atsushi Toyoda, Takehiko Itoh, Mitsuaki Ogata, Ikuo Miura, Kennosuke Wada, Yoshiko Wada, Yoko Satta