Dr. Osaka received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation is titled, "In Vitro Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to LPS-binding Polyamines and Cellulose Ether Polymers: Towards the Development of a Microbicide against Chlamydia infection." Her B.S. in Biochemistry is also from KU. While at KU, Dr. Osaka worked as both a graduate research and teaching assistant. She was published four times in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, Dr. Osaka works for LI-COR as a Field Applications Scientist in International Distribution.