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Saki Shimizu

A portrait photo of Saki Shimizu

 

 

Birthplace: Tokyo

 

Living in the US since 2007

 

Place of Residence: San Francisco, CA

 

Current Occupation: Medical Research Scientist

Current Title: Scientist at a biotech company

 

Career: 

BS (Pharmacy),  Nagoya City University

Master of Medical Science (Molecular Virology), Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Ph.D (Molecular Virology), Tokyo Medical and Dental University

She worked at the AIDS Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, on gene therapy for HIV. Since then,  she has been working for various companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, developing immunotherapy for cancer and gene therapy for neurological disorders.

 

Role at FLATjp: 

Support for Gynecological cancer patients, General operation

 

Hope to FLATjp: 

In 2020, I was diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer and went through surgery and chemotherapy. Many of my friends helped me my cancer journey. I hope that my experience will help Japanese people in the U.S. who are suffering from various illnesses, including cancer, and I hope that I can pay it forward with the supports I receive from my friends.

 

Interests: Marathon, Hiking, BTS

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