Mitsuhiko Sugimoto was born in Nara, Japan, in 1955. He received his medical degree from the School of Medicine, Shinshu University, Japan in 1981. He started research work at the Nara Medical University in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis, and obtained the Ph.D. degree at 1988. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a Research Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA, studying the molecular analysis of structure-function relationships of The von Willebrand factor (VWF). In 1993, he became an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Department of Nara Medical University, Japan, continuing the research work regarding the molecular mechanisms of platelet thrombus formation under physiologic blood flow conditions as well as the shear rate-dependent property of VWF, using the in vitro blood perfusion chamber system. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Regulatory Medicine for Thrombosis, Nara Medical University, Japan. His current scientific focus is the in vitro and in vivo functional imaging of adhesive protein-blood cell interaction involved in mural thrombus formation, and the functional regulation of the VWF-GP Ib axis under high shear rate conditions against fatal arterial thrombosis such as myocardial infarction or stroke.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010