Ask the Associate Editor: Yukio Ozaki
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ask the Associated Editor is a monthly series of short question and answer sessions with Associate Editors of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH). This month we feature Yukio Ozaki, an ISTH Council member, Chairman of the Education Committee and member of the World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee, in addition to being an Associate Editor of JTH.
ISTH: Where are you from?
ISTH: Where do you work? What is your job title and expertise?
YO: Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Professor, majoring in Laboratory Medicine, Thrombosis and Hemostasis, particularly signal transduction pathways related to platelet activation
ISTH: What has guided your career choices?
YO: I was interested in how platelets react to a variety of stimuli.
ISTH: Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why?
YO: My mentor, Prof. Kume.
ISTH: What advice would you give to someone just beginning their career?
YO: If you find research work most interesting and enjoyable, then work is no longer a toil, but most pleasant pastime.
ISTH: What is the most interesting/exciting article that you’ve seen in the JTH recently?
YO: I always enjoy the review articles which are most interesting without exceptions.
ISTH: How has membership in the ISTH helped your career?
YO: It has given me opportunities to meet a number of outstanding scientists.
ISTH: Share a memory from an ISTH Congress or other ISTH event.
YO: My first ISTH meeting was the Amsterdam Congress some 20 years ago. It was stimulating and inspiring experience to become part of the ISTH membership.
ISTH: What do you like to do with your free time?
YO: Fishing, making a trip.
ISTH: In a different life, what would your profession be?
YO: The same as now.
ISTH: Do you have any personal mottos or sayings that you live by?
YO: Work hard, and play a lot. Life can be beautiful in many ways.