Nicola Pozzi Awarded AHA Grant

Nicola Pozzi, Ph.D., Research Associate in Enrico Di Cera’s lab, was awarded an American Heart Association grant to continue studies on prothrombin, an essential protein involved in blood clotting. Pozzi aims to study the way that prothrombin is converted to active thrombin and also to determine the role of the flexible “linker” region the Di Cera lab recently discovered. These studies could lead to more effective anticoagulant drugs that can keep blood clotting in check with fewer side effects.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology