Aiko Kawasumi-Kita

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Aiko Kawasumi-Kita
Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
Job title
Research Scientist
Ph.D.(Osaka Univ.)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Research Scientist, BDR, RIKEN
Dec 2015
Mar 2018
Research Scientist, QBiC, RIKEN
Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Post Doctoral Fellow (dispatched from RIKEN), Tohoku University
Apr 2014
Nov 2015
Research Scientist, CDB, RIKEN
Oct 2011
Mar 2014
Research Scientist, Tohoku University
Apr 2007
Mar 2009
Research Felloship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Apr 2003
Sep 2011
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
Apr 1999
Mar 2003
Department of Science, Himeji Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

Sep 2008
Best Poster Award, The 1st Annual Joint Meeting of SFBD &JSDB

Published Papers

Hasugata R, Hayashi S, Kawasumi-Kita A, Sakamoto J, Kamei Y, Yokoyama H
Cold Spring Harbor protocols   2018(12) pdb. prot101014   May 2018   [Refereed]
Kawasumi-Kita A, Ohtsuka D, Morishita Y
Journal of theoretical biology   440 80-87   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Otsuka-Yamaguchi R, Kawasumi-Kita A, Kudo N, Izutsu Y, Tamura K, Yokoyama H
Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists   246(8) 585-597   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Kawasumi-Kita A, Hayashi T, Kobayashi T, Nagayama C, Hayashi S, Kamei Y, Morishita Y, Takeuchi T, Tamura K and Yokoyama H
Development Growth and Differentiation   57(9) 601-613   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Hayashi S, Kawaguchi A, Uchiyama I, Kawasumi-Kita A, Kobayashi T, Nishide H, Tsutsumi R, Tsuru K, Inoue T, Ogino H, Agata K, Tamura K, Yokoyama H
Developmental biology   406(2) 271-282   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Hayashi S, Ochi H, Ogino H, Kawasumi A, Kamei Y, Tamura K, Yokoyama H
Developmental biology   396(1) 31-41   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Kawasumi A, Sagawa N, Hayashi S, Yokoyama H, Tamura K
Current topics in microbiology and immunology   367 33-49   2013   [Refereed]
Yoshiba S, Shiratori H, Kuo IY, Kawasumi A, Shinohara K, Nonaka S, Asai Y, Sasaki G, Belo JA, Sasaki H, Nakai J, Dworniczak B, Ehrlich BE, Pennekamp P, Hamada H
Science (New York, N.Y.)   338(6104) 226-231   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Shinohara K*, Kawasumi A*, Takamatsu A, Yoshiba S, Botilde Y, Motoyama N, Reith W, Durand B, Shiratori H, Hamada H
Nature communications   3    Jan 2012   [Refereed]
Nakamura T, Saito D, Kawasumi A, Shinohara K, Asai Y, Takaoka K, Dong F, Takamatsu A, Belo JA, Mochizuki A, Hamada H
Nature communications   3    Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Kawasumi A, Nakamura T, Iwai N, Yashiro K, Saijoh Y, Belo JA, Shiratori H, Hamada H
Developmental biology   353(2) 321-330   May 2011   [Refereed]
Nagai K, Yamaguchi T, Takami T, Kawasumi A, Aizawa M, Masuda N, Shimizu M, Tominaga S, Ito T, Tsukamoto T, Osumi T
Biochemical and biophysical research communications   316(2) 512-517   Apr 2004   [Refereed]

Books etc

Skin-wound Healing as the Basis for Limb Regeneration : Perfect Skin Regeneration in an Amphibian
Yokoyama H, Kawasumi A, Hayashi S, Tamura K (Part:Joint Work)
Gakken Medical Shujunsha, CELL TECHNOLOGY   May 2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

○Aiko Kawasumi, Takayuki Suzuki, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Yasuhiro Kamei, Koji Tamura, Yoshihiro Morishita
The 52nd annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists   14 May 2019   
Quantifying global tissue deformation pattern is essential for understanding how organ-specific morphologies are generated during development. However, due to the difficulty in total cell recoding for many vertebrate organs, little is known about ...
○Aiko Kawasumi-Kita, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Yasuhiro Kamei, Koji Tamura, Yoshihiro Morishita
25 Aug 2017   
Aiko Kawasumi-Kita
The 16th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine   7 Mar 2017   
○Aiko Kawasumi-Kita, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Koji Tamura, Yoshihiro Morishita
The 2nd Congress of Japanese Community for Next-Generation Amphibian Research   8 Aug 2016   
○Aiko Kawasumi-Kita, Yasuhiro Kamei
The 2nd Congress of Japanese Community for Next-Generation Amphibian Research   24 Aug 2015   NIBB, Grand-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Principle of Regeneration"
○Aiko Kawasumi-Kita, Toshinori Hayashi, Sinichi Hayashi, Yasuhiro Kamei, Yoshihiro Morishita, Koji Tamura, Hitoshi Yokoyama
Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (Co-sponsor: APDBN)   2 Jun 2015   
Yasuhiro Kamei, Hitoshi Yokoyama, ○Aiko Kawasumi, Yoshihiro Morishita, Toshinori Hayashi, Eiji Kimura, Atsuko Shimada, Hideaki Takeuchi
The 85th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan   11 Sep 2014   
○Aiko Kawasumi, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Koji Tamura
The 13th Congress of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine   4 Mar 2014   
Principle and Application of Single Cell Level Gene Expression Operation Technique "IR-LEGO" [Invited]
Aiko Kawasumi
SIGMAKOKI Technical Seminar   15 Nov 2013   SIGMAKOKI
○Aiko Kawasumi, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Kazuo Kishi, Koji Tamura
The 84th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan   26 Sep 2013   
Aiko Kawasumi
44th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (cosponsor: the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network)   18 May 2011   
Aiko Kawasumi
The 16th International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress   6 Sep 2009   
Aiko Kawasumi
Frontiers in Developmental Biology meeting   13 Sep 2008   
Aiko Kawasumi
JSDB Summer School   26 Aug 2008   
Aiko Kawasumi
6th EMBL Mouse Molecular Genetics Meeting   28 Sep 2005   
Aiko Kawasumi
Joint meeting of JBC International Symposium & 4th DECODE winter workshop   11 Jan 2005   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Aiko Kawasumi-Kita
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Aiko Kawasumi
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): Aiko Kawasumi


Sep 2018   The 10th NIBB International Practical Course (9/26 IR-LEGO & 9/27 Regeneration Study using Amphibians Lecturer)
Date : Sep 20th 〜 29th, 2018 (10 days)
Venue : National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Language : English
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to inform you that the theme of the 10th NIBB international practical course will be “Genome Editing and Imaging of Fish and Amphibians”.

Recently, the value of aquatic animals in experimental systems and as materials has been markedly increasing because of the remarkable development of genome/transcriptome resources and powerful transgenesis/genome-editing technologies. Now such advancements allow one not only to perform high-resolution analytical studies using a single model species, but also to investigate the biological diversity and underlying fundamental mechanisms using multiple species ranging from teleosts to anurans and urodeles.

The objective of this training course is to develop next-generation researchers who can apply the abovementioned cross-platform approach in the expanding fields of genetics, genomics, developmental biology, regenerative medicine and evolutionary biology.
Sep 2014   The 8th NIBB International Practical Course / The 3rd NIBB-TLL-DBS/NUS Joint International Practical Course
Date : September 22nd - October 1st, 2014
Location : National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan
Language : English
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is a great pleasure to inform you that the “Experimental Techniques using Medaka and Xenopus –The Merits of using both” will take place as the 8th NIBB international practical course jointly as the 3rd NIBB-TLL-DBS/NUS practical course organized by NIBB, Temasek Life Science Institute (TLL) in Singapore, and the Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore (NUS).
This is an excellent opportunity to learn both medaka and Xenopus systems using genome editing by TALEN/CRISPR-CAS9, infrared laser-evoked gene operator (IR-LEGO) for controlling single-cell/local gene expression, 2-photon microscopy, digital scanning light-sheet microscopy for live imaging, cryopreservation of sperm for long term storage of mutants/transgenic lines and so on. Recent progress in genome editing by TALEN/CRISPR-CAS9 revolutionizes several model systems including aquatic model organisms such as medaka and Xenopus. Although both medaka and Xeno