Robert Flaumenhaft, MD, PhD
Dr. Flaumenhaft completed his M.D. and Ph.D., studying angiogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel B. Rifkin, as a participant in the Medical Science Training Program at NYU School of Medicine. He subsequently finished a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and received a M.M.Sc. from Harvard Medical School. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to train in the Furie laboratory studying platelet biology. In 1999, he initiated independent studies evaluating the molecular mechanisms of platelet granule secretion, demonstrating a role for SNARE proteins in platelet granule release. His laboratory has subsequently made major contributions to our understanding of the mechanism of platelet granule release and its role in thrombus formation. This work has earned him numerous awards including a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, a Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology, and an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.