Chalk Talk by Paul Bray, M.D. and Robert Campbell, Ph.D.

Discovery in Clinical Departments Chalk Talk Sponsored by University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program (U2M2) Presents “Protease activated receptor 4 (PAR4) functional genomics: characterization of platelet activation, desensitization and neutrophil interactions” By Paul Bray, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies and Molecular Medicine and Robert Campbell, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor…

Robert Campbell, PhD bestowed the cover of the Blood Journal

Evolving evidence indicates that platelets and megakaryocytes (MKs) have unexpected activities in inflammation and infection; but whether viral infections upregulate biologically active, anti-viral immune genes in platelets and MKs is unknown. We examined anti-viral immune genes in these cells in dengue and influenza infections, viruses that are global public health threats. Using complementary biochemical, pharmacological,…