Karin M. Hoffmeister, M.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Medicine/Hematology
Institution
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University
Address
Karp Family Research Building 6th Floor
1 Blackfan Circle
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115
Phone
(617) 355-9010
E-mail
khoffmeister[at]partners.org
Website
http://translationalmedicine.bwh.harvard.edu/Team_Hoffmeister.htm
Research Field
Immunology
Award Year
2005

Research

We characterize Golgi glycosyltransferase enzymes expressed in platelets, their possible extracellular targets and their delivery mechanism(s) from megakaryocytes to platelets. We also investigate the role of extracellular platelet glycan remodeling in platelet survival, function and interaction between platelets and/or with other blood cells. We also study platelet clearance mechanisms, with focus on carbohydrate-lectin mediated platelet clearance.