Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who has been awarded the 2016 ATVB Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.
The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) established the Special Recognition Award in 1981 to recognize council members who have made significant contributions to the field and the council. Two council members are recognized in each of the ATVB fields each year at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. The honorees are each presented with a plaque at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Reception. This year the conference was held in New Orleans, LA from November 12-16, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Dr. Bergmeier joined UNC as a faculty of Biochemistry and Biophysics with a joint appointment in the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. Research in his lab focuses on the adhesion mechanisms of platelets and neutrophils to sites of vascular injury/activation. His group is particularly interested in the role of calcium (Ca2+) as a signaling molecule that regulates the inside-out activation of integrin receptors.