We are delighted to announce that John Weisel, Ph.D. received the Esteemed Career Award from the international Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. This award is given to individuals who, in the opinion of their peers, have made significant contributions to the understanding, treatment and diagnosis, research and education in the thrombosis and hemostasis field.
John W. Weisel, Ph.D., is Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Deptartment of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (U.S.). He is a former co-chair of the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Factor XIII and Fibrinogen. Among his many contributions, his nominators shared: “[Weisel] carried out the first X-ray crystallography studies of fibrinogen at a time when the largest protein structures solved were less than a third the size. Subsequently, he characterized the structures of many coagulation proteins and supramolecular protein complexes by electron microscopy of rotary shadowed specimens. His investigation of platelet αIIbβ3 was the first characterization of the shape of integrins and their interactions with fibrin(ogen).”