Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Dr. Lisa Smith Webb and I am an associate professor of molecular biology and chemistry at Christopher Newport University. And along with being a Better You Know advocate and member of the bleeding disorder community, I’m a proud past JGP fellow! I was a fellow from 2002 to 2004.

How did you hear about the JGP Fellowship? Had you heard of Judith Graham Pool prior to the fellowship?

My postdoctoral liaison encouraged me to apply for the fellowship. At the time, I was working at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. I had never heard of Judith Graham Pool or the fellowship, so I was grateful for the tip.

What did your research focus on?

I studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of platelet storage pool deficiencies. Thanks to the grant I received through JGP, I had the financial assets necessary to conduct this critical work. Since then, I have branched into research on Alzheimer’s Disease.

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.