Clotting disorders, such as heart attacks and strokes, are leading causes of death in the United States. Platelet activation is one of the primary drivers of clot formation. My lab works to understand the mechanisms regulating platelet activation during bleeding and clotting to develop better antiplatelet therapies that can reduce the risk of a clot, but not prolong bleeding.
I have studied platelet biology for more than 12 years and began my career with Cincinnati Children’s in 2020. It is my honor to have received the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018.