Yoshie Hanzawa

Yoshie Hanzawa
Associate Professor
Office location:
Chaparral Hall 5217



Hokkaido University, Ph.D.

Research Projects

A primary goal of my research is to understand the genetic bases of reproductive transition of plants (flowering) in response to environmental signals, and to clarify how these mechanisms have evolved. My research currently focuses on the evolution of the flowering gene network in Arabidopsis and soybean, taking an interdisciplinary approach encompassing molecular genetics, genomics, biochemistry, population genetics and systems biology, with an ultimate goal of plant improvement for higher adaptation to diverse and changing environments.


BIOL 316/316L Plant Biology (Spring/Fall 2018)

Project Website

Recent Publications

Wu, F. and Hanzawa, Y. (2017) A Simple Method for Isolation of Soybean Protoplasts and Application to Transient Gene Expression Analyses. Journal of Visualized Experiments. In Press.

Wu, F., Sedivy, E.J., Price, W.B., Haider, W. and Hanzawa, Y. (2017) Evolutionary trajectories of duplicated FT homologs and their roles in soybean domestication. The Plant Journal. 90(5):941-953.

Sedivy, E.J., Wu, F. and Hanzawa, Y. (2017) Soybean domestication: the origin, genetic architecture and molecular bases. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14418

Serrano-Mislata, A., Fernández-Nohales, P., Doménech, M.J., Hanzawa, Y., Bradley, D. and Madueño, F. (2016) Separate elements of the TERMINAL FLOWER 1 cis-regulatory region integrate pathways to control flowering time and shoot meristem identity. Development. 143(18):3315-3327.

Baumann K., Venail, J., Berbel, A., Domenech, A.J., Money, T., Conti, L., Hanzawa, Y., Madueno, F. and Bradley, D. (2015) Changing the spatial pattern of TFL1 expression reveals its key role in the shoot meristem in controlling Arabidopsis flowering architecture. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66(15):4769-4780.

Wu, F. and Hanzawa, Y. (2014). Photoperiodic control of flowering in plants. Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology. the 3rd edition, ch.4, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Wu, F., Price, W.B., Haider, W., Seufferheld, G., Nelson, R. and Hanzawa, Y. (2014). Functional and Evolutionary characterization of the CONSTANS gene family in short-day photoperiodic flowering in soybean. PLOS ONE. 9: e85754.

Rosas, U., Mei, Y., Xie, Q., Banta, J., Seufferheld, G., Gerald-Martinez, S., Chou, L., Bhambra, N., Parks, J.D., Flowers, J., McClung, C.R., Hanzawa, Y. and Purugganan, M.D. (2014). Variation in Arabidopsis flowering time associated with cis-regulatory variation in CONSTANS. Nature Communication. 5:3651-3658.