Dr. Kimura received her Ph.D. degree in Medical Science from Kyushu University (Faculty of Medicine) in Japan after graduating from Nagasaki University (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science) in Japan and Miyazaki Medical College (at present, the Faculty of Medicine, Miyazaki University) in Japan. After her clinical residency, she selected Hematology as her specialty and treated patients with hematological malignant diseases, autoimmune diseases and severe infection etc. She joined LGP in 2006 where she focuses on the role of the transcription factor STAT5 in hematopoietic stem cells and the granulocyte lineage using STAT5 complete knockout and conditional knockout mouse model. This granulocyte project won the Fellows Award for Research Excellence 2008 competition at NIH.
Her current position is Visiting fellow at NCI, Laboratory of Immune Cell Biology