The Bergmeier lab said Farewell to two of our post-doctoral research associates, Jean Marie Mwiza and Nazli Deger. Good luck in your future scientific endeavors!
Nazli and Jean Marie
Dr. Jean Marie Mwiza accepts a teaching position at Durham Tech and NC A&T. Congratulations Jean Marie!
Aleksei Martianov joins the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Alexey earned his PhD in Biophysics from Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics in Moscow and will study platelet intracellular signaling. Welcome Alexey!
Dr. Jean Marie Mwiza presented at this year’s ISTH in Montreal, Canada in June.
Abby presents on megakaryocytes at the GCR in Lucca, Italy in March
Abby is awarded an F31 grant. Congrats Abby!
Jean Marie Mwiza defends his doctoral dissertation to earn his PhD. He has joined the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Congrats Dr. Jean Marie Mwiza!
The Bergmeier Lab attends the 2022 Biochemistry and Biophysics Retreat in Durham, NC. Abby, Nazli, and David present posters of their work!
The Bergmeier Lab
Matthew Vander-Ploeg joined the lab as a PhD-MD student. He graduated with a BS in Physiology from Michigan State University. Welcome Matthew!
David Rocco is awarded an NIH Training Grant (T32) from the Integrative Vascular Biology Program. Congrats David!
The Bergmeier lab is happy to welcome their newest member, Research Technician, Summer Jones! Summer graduated from UNC in 2022 with a BS in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Welcome Summer!
Jean Marie has cover art selected for the May 26th Issue of Blood!
Congratulations to Gracie Clark and Wyatt Schugg! Gracie and Wyatt will join graduate school in fall 2022 at UNC and UVA, respectively. Good luck on your future scientific endeavours!
Gracie Clark wins Best Poster Award at 10th Symposium on Hemostasis: Coagulation, Platelets and Transfusion Medicine! Congrats Gracie!
Abby, Gracie, Wyatt, Jean Marie and Bobby present their work at the 10th Symposium on Hemostasis.
Nazli Deger joins the Bergmeier lab as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Nazli earned her PhD at UNC in 2022 in Biochemistry and Biophysics and will work on elucidating the signaling mechanisms in megakaryocytes. Welcome Nazli!
Bobby Lee, David Paul, Jean Marie and Abigail Ballard present their work at the XXVIII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Philadelphia, USA.
Bobby Lee’s work on the “Loss of the Rap-GAP, Rasa3 Leads to Severe Thrombocytopenia Primarily due to αIIbβ3 Integrin-dependent Platelet Clearance in the Spleen” is highlighted at ISTH.
Members of Bergmeier lab help establish the UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics Environmental Task Force to spearhead the “Green Labs Initiative”. Way to go!
David Rocco joins the Bergmeier Lab to earn his PhD! Welcome David!
The Bergmeier Lab welcomes Gracie Clark and Wyatt Schugg! Gracie and Wyatt graduated from UNC in 2021 and will pursue their interest in research as Research Technicians.
Congrats to Jean Marie for earning a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Determining the Platelet Signaling Pathway(s) Critical in Venous Thrombosis Pathogenesis”.
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Maximilian Bazil graduates with Highest Honors for his work (with Bobby Lee) on understanding the mechanisms of antibody-mediated thombocytopenia.
Abigail Ballard joins the Bergmeier Lab to earn her PhD! Welcome Abby!
Bergmeier and Campbell labs collaborative research makes cover of JTH.
Wolfgang Bergmeier completes training to be a “Certified Mentor”
Dorsaf Ghalloussi wins “Best Postdoc Talk” at 2019 Biochemistry and Biophysics Department Retreat.
Bobby Lee and Dorsaf Ghalloussi Awarded an Early Career Travel Grant, XXVII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Melbourne, Australia.
Jean Marie Mwiza presents his work at the 2019 Mid-West Platelet, Oklahoma City, OK.
Gabe Harousseau, graduates with Highest Honors for his work (with Dorsaf Ghalloussi) establishing a protocol for intravital imaging of megakaryocytes in bone marrow.
Jean Marie Mwiza is awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.
Bobby Lee awarded top poster presentation at Gordon Research Conference on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets, Galveston, TX.
Dorsaf Ghalloussi awarded “Best Ranked Abstract” at 2019 Gordon Research Conference on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets, Galveston, TX.
Wolfgang Bergmeier chairs Gordon Research Conference on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets, Galveston TX.
Bergmeier Lab relocates to newly renovated Mary Ellen Jones Building
Wolfgang Bergmeier, Bobby Lee and Lucia Stefanini contribute a book chapter, “Platelets, fourth edition“.
Dorsaf Ghalloussi wins “Best Poster” at the 9th Symposium on Hemostasis: Advances in the Clinical and Basic Sciences of Coagulation.
Jean Marie Mwiza is awarded an NIH Training Grant (T32) from the Integrative Vascular Biology Program.
Jean Marie Mwiza joins the Bergmeier Lab to earn his PhD. Welcome Jean Marie!
Adarsh Rao graduates with Honors for his work (with David Paul) in developing a flow cytometry test with the potential for identifying patients with an elevated risk of thrombosis.
Aaron Cook, under the direction of John Sondek and Wolfgang Bergmeier, successfully defends his dissertation entitled, “Calcium-Induced Activation of Calcium and Diacylglycerol-Regulated Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor (CalDAG-GEFI)”
Bergmeier Lab has cover art selected for August issue of “Blood Advances”.
Bobby Lee and Dorsaf Ghalloussi are awarded Young Investigator Awards from the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis at Berlin, Germany.
Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes Associate Editor for “Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis”
Bobby Lee presents his work, “Mechanisms of Thrombocytopenia in Mice Lacking the Rap1 GAP Rasa3”, at the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department Seminar Series.
Wolfgang Bergmeier, Bobby Lee and Lucia Stefanini contribute a book chapter, “GTPases”, to “Platelets in Thrombotic and Non-Thrombotic Disorders”.
Wolfgang Bergmeier joins Editorial Board of “Blood Advances”.
Katie Poe earns the 2016 Biochemistry and Biophysics “Star Heel” Award for her outstanding contributions to UNC.
Bobby Lee is granted a T32 post-doctoral Trainee Fellowship in Hematology at UNC.
Aaron Cook co-establishes the Academic Research-Intensive Career Association (ARIC) which works through the Training Initiatives in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (TIBBS) at UNC. https://www.facebook.com/Academic-Research-Intensive-Career-Association-1026093474146309/
David Paul and Raymond Piatt win travel awards to the 2016 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Symposium of North America at Chicago IL.
Raymond Piatt is awarded “Best Poster” at 8th Symposium on Hemostasis at Chapel Hill.
Caterina Casari and Raymond Piatt are awarded Young Investigator Awards from the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis at Toronto, Canada.
Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes Associate Professor with Tenure in Biochemistry and Biophysics
Yacine Boulaftali finalist for the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Prize in Thrombosis of the American Heart Association
Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes Principal Editor for the journal “Platelets”
Caterina Casari receives 3-year fellowship from the European Hematology Association for studies on platelet clearance and function in Von Willebrands Disease type 2B
Caterina Casari receives Travel Award to visit the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA) in Chicago, IL.
Yacine Boulaftali receives Sabin Travel Award from the McAllister Heart Institute to visit the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lucia Stefanini and Yacine Boulaftali receive Junior Investigator Travel Awards to visit the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wolfgang Bergmeier receives funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to lead a team of UNC investigators to characterize the molecular mechanisms underlying the CalDAG-GEFI/Rap1 signaling module
Firdos Ahmad receives Mannucci Award for best articles published in 2011 by the Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Lucia Stefanini promoted to Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC Chapel Hill
Yacine Boulaftali receives ATVB 2012 Travel Award for Young Investigators for his abstract “Immunoreceptor Tyrosine Activation Motif Signaling in Platelets is Critical for the Maintenance of Vascular Integrity During Inflammation” (ranked in the top 10 percent of accepted abstracts)
Todd Getz awarded postdoctoral fellowship on T32 training grant in hematology
Yacine Boulaftali awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to investigate the role of CalDAG-GEFI in atherosclerotic plaque development and atherothrombosis
Lucia Stefanini awarded EHA-ISTH Joint Fellowship for studies on the fine tuning of Rap1 signaling in platelets
Brandi Reeves awarded postdoctoral fellowship on T32 training grant in hematology
Bergmeier lab moves from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia to UNC, Chapel Hill
Lucia Stefanini, Moritz Solla, and Firdos Ahmad receive U.S. New Investigator Travel Awards to visit the XXIII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Kyoto, Japan
Moritz Stolla awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to investigate the role of CalDAG-GEFI in venous thrombosis
Yacine Boulaftali awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the French Foundation for Medical Research to investigate the role of CalDAG-GEFI in atherosclerotic plaque development and atherothrombosis
Wolfgang Bergmeier receives NIH funding to lead a team of investigators to develop novel strategies for the prevention of FcgammaRIIA-mediated platelet activation and thrombosis
Wolfgang Bergmeier receives research support from Bayer Schering Pharma AG to investigate CalDAG-GEFI as a target for the next generation of anti-platelet drugs
Lucia Stefanini receives award for best poster presentation at the Postdoctoral Research Symposium, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Moritz Stolla and Firdos Ahmad receive travel awards from the American Society of Hematology to visit the 52nd annual meeting in Orlando, Florida; Moritz Stolla serves as co-chair of the special interest session on “Platelet Activation”
Wolfgang Bergmeier awarded Innovative Research Grant from the American Heart Association to identify novel modifiers of platelet activation
Lucia Stefanini receives award for best oral presentation at the Postdoctoral Research Symposium, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Lucia Stefanini receives award for best poster presentation at the 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans, LA
Lucia Stefanini receives travel awards from Thomas Jefferson University and the American Society of Hematology to visit the 51st annual meeting in New Orleans, LA
Wolfgang Bergmeier awarded the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Prize in Thrombosis of the American Heart Association
Wolfgang Bergmeier receives Scholar Award for Junior Faculty in Basic Science from the American Society of Hematology
Members of Bergmeier lab help establish the UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics Environmental Task Force to spearhead the “Green Labs Initiative+. Way to go!