As a part of the Bergmeier research group my efforts are focused on understanding the intricacies of platelet signaling, primarily as it relates to thrombosis and hemostasis. More specifically, I’m interested in two main areas of platelet research: 1) Characterizing modulators of the small GTPase, Rap1, which largely governs how platelets respond to pathophysiological challenges, and 2) Establishing and validating novel mouse models for the evaluation of murine and human platelet function. I also contribute to numerous research projects with collaborators in the Blood Research Center and beyond.
David Paul, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics