Matt Auton, Ph.D. (HEM ’12), received an NIH R01 Award
Matt Auton, Ph.D. (HEM ’12), Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received an NIH R01 Award (Venous Thrombosis After Traumatic Injury – R01HL162729-A1) to study the role of neutrophil extracellular traps and von Willebrand factor in inducing venous thrombosis after injury. The long-term goal of the work is to develop novel predictive, diagnostic and treatment strategies that identify “at-risk” individuals for venous thromboembolism or bleeding soon after trauma. The central hypothesis is that clinically significant thrombosis requires the integrated dysregulation of NETosis, thrombin generation, endothelial injury and von Willebrand factor platelet dysfunction. Dr. Auton is an associate professor of medicine and an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.