Timothy Wakiyama

Credentials: BS in VetMed, MS in Microbial Engineering

Position title: PhD Student in Microbiology

Email: wakiyama@wisc.edu

Room# 3153, Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Dr, Madison, WI 53706

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (Specialization in Public Health) from Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in Tokyo, Japan in 2012. After graduation, I worked at the Tokyo office of Parexel International Corp. as a Clinical Research Associate running human clinical trials for pharmaceuticals such as Nivolumab and Olokizumab for 4 years. I moved to Minnesota in 2016 and received my Master’s degree in Microbial Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I enrolled in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program at UW – Madison in 2018 and joined the McClean group.

I am interested in using the molecular machinery of viruses to control eukaryotic cells. Currently, I am working on engineering human Adenovirus ribosome shunting in order to control translation in budding yeast.