Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Ok! My name is Dr. Kaushik Das, and I’m a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. I graduated from the University of Calcutta, India and completed my doctoral studies at Association for the Cultivation of Science, India. After learning about the JGP Fellowship, I became a fellow with the program in 2022.
What is the focus of your research?
My project seeks to elucidate the role of FVIIa-released endothelial extracellular vesicles in hemophilia therapy. I specifically examine novel mechanisms by which FVIIa provides hemostatic and anti-inflammatory effects and the relevance of these mechanisms in treating bleeding disorders and hemophilic arthropathy.
How did the JGP Fellowship support your research at the time? Does it continue to influence your work now?
JGP Fellowship helped me immensely in broadening my knowledge on understanding how EVs from endothelium after treatment with FVIIa helps preventing bleeding in hemophilia. The platform it provided, is helping me even now in extending my EVs research on hemophilia.
How has your relationship with NHF evolved since your fellowship?
The NHF has been very helpful and supporting throughout my fellowship.
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.