Yukie Michelle Lloyd


Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and PharmacologyYukie
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manna
651 Ilalo Street, Bioscience Building 303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
E-mail: yukiem@hawaii.edu

Personal Statement
I have always wanted to help children, who are more vulnerable when infected by a disease. For my undergraduate studies I chose Kitasato University, which was founded by a physician and bacteriologist “Shibasaburo Kitasato” who devoted his life to disease prevention. For my undergraduate research, I joined a lab at Tokyo University where I worked on constructing Toll-lik e receptor4 conditional knock-out mice. It was a challenge, since using ES cells and radio isotopes was very new to me. During my MS years at Tokyo University, I strongly felt that Japanese scientists lack the ability to present at international conferences, and felt the need to get education in an English-speaking country. Just then I was offered the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship, and since I was also very interested in tropical medicine, I took the chance. Currently I am working on Dengue vaccine development.

Kitasato University, Tokyo. B.S., 2010 – Life Sciences
Tokyo University, Tokyo. M.S. program 2010-2011 – Microbiology
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2012-2014, M.S. – Tropical Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ph.D. candidate, 2015 to present.

2009-2010 – Undergraduate research at Dr. Kensuke Miyake’s Laboratory, The
Institute of Medical Science, The University Of Tokyo
2010-2011 – Research volunteer at Dr. Eijiro Adachi’s Laboratory, Kitasato
2010-2011 – Research assistant at Dr. Kensuke Miyake’s Laboratory, The
Institute of Medical Science, The University Of Tokyo
2011-2013 – Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship 2011 Scholar
2012-2104 – Research assistant in Dr. Wei-Kung Wang’s Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Interest and Hobbies
I would like to work as a bridge between Japan and America, so I volunteer for Japan-America-Society of Hawaii (JASH), and the Japanese Sake Association.