Nishizawa-Brennen, Yukari

Yukari Nishizawa-Brennen, PhD, MSL(ASCP)CM, MT(Japan)
Assistant Professor Fixed-Term
Phone (517) 432-4470
Fax: (517) 432-2006

Dr. Nishizawa-Brennen grew up in Osaka, Japan.  She earned her associate degree in Medical Technology from Kyoto College of Health and Hygiene in Kyoto, Japan.  She met her husband, Michael, when he came to Japan as a guest speaker at an educational conference.  After a long-distance relationship, she married and immigrated to Pocatello, Idaho starting a new family with him.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in Medical Laboratory Science where she also participated in undergraduate chemistry research.  She relocated to Michigan completing her PhD in organic chemistry at Michigan State University.  Dr. Nishizawa-Brennen is excited to teach clinical chemistry and participate in other academic activities within the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program.


In her spare time, Dr. Nishizawa-Brennen enjoys cooking, attending live music performances, traveling and watching the same movies over and over again.  Her favorite films include Die Hard, RED, The Silence of the Lambs and The Shining.