Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis

Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, was recently honored with a Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.

Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis click to enlarge Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) established the Special Recognition Award in 1981 to recognize council members who have made significant contributions to the field and the council. Two council members are recognized in each of the ATVB fields each year at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. The honorees are each presented with a plaque at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Reception. This year the conference was held in New Orleans from Nov. 12-16, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Bergmeier has a joint appointment in the department of biochemistry and biophysics and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

Research in his lab focuses on the adhesion mechanisms of platelets and neutrophils to sites of vascular injury/activation. His group is particularly interested in the role of calcium (Ca2+) as a signaling molecule that regulates the inside-out activation of integrin receptors.

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