Congratulations to Robert H. Lee, PhD
Dr. Lee was awarded a 2-year basic science grant from the Ehlers-Danlos Society entitled “Investigating Intrinsic
Platelet Dysfunction in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome”. The main objective of the project is to understand the contribution of impaired platelet function to bleeding in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a group of inherited connective tissue disorders with hypermobility.
Lee has been awarded a grant of $63,000 for research 8/16/2021 through 8/16/2023.
Lee’s research interests are centered around platelet signaling and function. More specifically, he is focused on two main areas of platelet research: 1) the utility of platelet transfusion in various bleeding disorders, and 2) mechanisms regulating platelet lifespan in blood and platelet clearance in organs such as spleen and liver.
The Bergmeier lab utilizes mouse models of platelet dysfunction, and established state-of-the-art imaging techniques to allow the visualization of platelet adhesion and aggregation at sites of vascular injury in vivo, as well as real-time clearance of platelets in various organs. Dr. Lee is also a member of the newly established UNC Blood Research Center (BRC).