Hana Anderson

Hana Anderson

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology), School of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine

Tupper Hall 3205

Research Interests

Medical education research

Anatomy education

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Human genetics
  • Medical education research
  • Gross Anatomy education


  • GGG 211 Concepts in Human Genetics and Genomics
  • GGG 294 Seminar in Human Genetics
  • MDS 406 ENRG Genetics
  • CHA 400 Developmental, Gross and Radiologic Anatomy

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Anatomists


  • 1984 BS Biology Ochanomizu Women's University
  • 1987 MS Genetics Ochanomizu Women's University
  • 1995 PhD Molecular Biology University of Tokyo


Hagiwara, N. (2019) Genome Editing for Cardiovascular Disease-A Brief Review for Cardiologists. Am. J. Cardiol. 123: 1002-1006.

Hagiwara, N. (2017) The application of active learning modalities to achieve medical genetics competencies and their learning outcome assessments. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. Dec 14;8:817-829.

An, C., Ichihashi, Y., Peng, J., Shinha, N.R., and Hagiwara, N. (2016) Transcriptome dynamics and potential roles of Sox6 in the postnatal heart. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166574.

Kawasaki, K., Kawasaki, M., Watanabe, M., EIdrus, E., Nagai T, Oommen, S., Maeda, T., Hagiwara, N., Que, J., Sharpe, P.T., Ohazama, A. (2015) Expression of Sox genes in tooth development. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 59: 471 – 478.

An, C., Ganio, E., and Hagiwara, N. (2013) Trip12, a HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligase,  targets Sox6 for proteasome degradation and affects fiber type-specific gene expression in muscle cells. Skeletal Muscle 3: 11.

An, C., Dong, Y., and Hagiwara, N. (2011) Genome-wide mapping of Sox6 binding sites in skeletal muscle reveals both direct and indirect regulation of muscle terminal differentiation by Sox6. BMC Dev. Biol. 11(1):59.

Hagiwara, N. (2011) Sox6, jack of all trades: A versatile regulatory protein in vertebrate development. Dev. Dyn. 240: 1311-1321

Hagiwara, N., Yeh M, and Liu A. (2007) Sox6 is required for normal fiber type differentiation of fetal skeletal muscle in mice. Dev. Dynamics 236: 2062-2076

Yi, Z., Cohen-Barak, O., Hagiwara, N., Kingsley, P.D., Fuchs, D.A., Erickson, D.T., Epner, E.M., Palis, J., and Brilliant, M.H. (2006) Sox6 directly silences epsilon globin expression in definitive erythropoiesis. PLoS Genetics 2: e14

Hagiwara, N., Ma, B., and Ly, A. (2005) Slow and fast fiber isoform gene expression is systematically altered in skeletal muscle of the Sox6 mutant, p100H. Dev. Dynamics 234:301-311

Hagiwara, N., Katarova, Z., Siracusa, L.D., and Brilliant, M.H. (2003) Non-neuronal expression of the GABAA beta3 subunit gene is required for normal palate development in mice. Dev. Biol. 254:93-101.

Cohen-Barak, O., Yi, Z., Hagiwara, N., Monzen, K., Komuro, I., and Brilliant, M. H. (2003) Sox6 regulation of cardiac myocytes development. Nuc. Acids Res. 31: 5941-5948.

Cohen-Barak, O, N Hagiwara, MF Arlt, JP Horton, and MH Brilliant. (2001) Cloning, characterization and chromosome mapping of the human SOX6 gene. Gene. 265:157-164

Hagiwara, N., SE Klewer, RA Samson, DT Erickson, MF Lyon and MH Brilliant. (2000) SOX6 is a candidate gene for p100H myopathy, heart block and sudden neonatal death. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 97:4180-4185