Tell us a little bit about yourself!

My name is Dr. Semma Patel. I’m an assistant professor at Emory University. I became a JGP Fellow in 2019, when I was working at Emory as an associate academic research scientist. I had learned about the program from my mentor.

What was the focus of your research?

My project investigated the epitopes recognized in the early immune response to Factor VIII.

How did the JGP Fellowship support your research at the time?

The fellowship provided protected time to initiate and progress in my postdoctoral studies. It continues to influence my current work as well.

The Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship has been supporting basic science and pre-clinical research to expand our understanding of bleeding disorders since 1972. Learn more here.