Nelson Hirokazu Tsuno, MD, PhD, MBA

The Japanese Red Cross Kanto-Koshinetsu Block Blood Center, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Tsuno received his medical degree in medicine from the University of Sao Paulo, and his Ph.D. in surgery from the University of Tokyo. After 19 years carrier as assistant professor and lecturer of the Department of Transfusion Medicine of the University of Tokyo, since July 2017, Dr. Tsuno serves as a Senior Director at the Laboratory Department, Japanese Red Cross Kanto-Koshinetsu Block Blood Center. His main research focus is platelet immunobiology and cancer immunotherapy.

Dr. Tsuno actively takes part in many scientific activities, including:
1996 – Present: Member of the Japan Platelet and Granulocyte Immunology Workshop of the Japan Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy
2003 – Present: Member of the Granulocyte Immunobiology Working Party of the ISBT (Reference Laboratory)
2003 – Present: Member of the Platelet Immunobiology Working Party of the ISBT
2012 – Present: Co-Chairman of the Platelet Immunobiology Working Party of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
2012 – Present: Co-Chairman of the Platelet Immunobiology Working Party, Asia Regional, of the ISBT