Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hi! My name is Dr. Laura Haynes, and I work at the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan as a research investigator. I learned about the JGP Fellowship through mentors and colleagues and in 2018, I was granted fellowship.

What did your research focus on?

My work focused on the protein engineering of Plasminogen Activator 1 to develop novel regulators of the fibrinolytic and hemostatic pathways.

How did the JGP Fellowship support your research at the time? Does it continue to influence your work now?

The JGP Fellowship allowed me to embark on a new course of research that was completely different from anything I had done before. The support from the JGP fellowship has defined the research I wish to pursue during my academic career.

How has your relationship with NHF evolved since your fellowship?

Attending my first NHF BDC meeting was amazing. It was really great to get to interact with the patients who we impact through our research. As a non-clinical hematologist, this is something that I don't get to experience very often.

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.