Yukie Michelle Lloyd

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacologyphoto-1
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. M.S. candidate, 2012-present – Tropical Medicine

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

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.