Ernane Souza

Ernane Souza, Ph.D. student, Medicinal Chemistry

Develops new anticoagulants

• What is your area of research or scholarship? I study the development of potential new anticoagulants.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? On average, someone in the United States has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Development of new anticoagulants that are efficacious and safe is highly desirable to help prevent heart attacks induced by blood clots.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Expected graduation: May 2018.
• Hometown: Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Robert J Kerns
• What are your career goals? Research in the biomedical field

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