Makiko Watanabe, PhD
Makiko Watanabe received her DVM from Rakuno Gakuen University in 1997 and her Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2001. After moving to the USA, she has been working mainly as a virologist at several industry and academic research institutes. She joined the Nikolich Lab in 2019 as an Associate Research Scientist to use her expertise in virology and mouse studies and to expand her experience in human immunology research. Makiko enjoys riding her YAMAHA motorcycle in the perfect weather of Tucson whole year around.