Since 1927 Ogawa Teizo was assistant professor of Tohoku University. In 1934 he received degree and thereafter in the second half of 1930s he became an assumed additional post as instructor of Tokyo University. Also Teizo studied at Northwestern University and Yale University in United States and upon returning home in 1939. After that he was appointed professor of Tokyo University.
He was married and his wife Fumie also was a student of biology and was a Doctor of Science.