Alireza Rezaie, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, was featured in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on August 23 for his continuing research on antithrombin and Protein C. Ray’s research focuses on two areas of the blood clot cascade. His lab’s newest line of research investigates the role of antithrombin in blood vessel wall inflammation. This important work could lead to improved treatments for patients of strokes, heart attacks and embolisms. His previous work, for which he was awarded an NIH grant in 2010, aims to prevent organ failure in sepsis patients by increasing the clotting activity of activated Protein C.
Ray’s research was recently awarded a four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the antithrombin studies.