Antoniak receives postdoctoral fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation

Dr. Silvio Antoniak has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Myocarditis Foundation. Dr. Antoniak is a member of the Mackman Lab in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

Antoniak received his Ph.D from the Freie University in Berlin. He investigated the contribution of tissue factor and the coagulation cascade to thrombosis and inflammation during myocarditis. His recent work at UNC has focused on the role of protease-activated receptors (PARs) in cardiovascular disease. The goal of his fellowship from Myocarditis Foundation is to investigate the role of PAR-1 in virus-induced myocarditis. He will determine if pharmacological inhibition of this receptor could be a new therapeutic approach in the treatment of the devastating disease.

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