Dr. Mortimer Poncz
Professor, Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Mortimer Poncz is a Division Chief, Division of Hematology, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of American Society of Hematology (Scientific Subcommittee on Platelets (2002-present)) and also a member in International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (Organizer Board). He is an editor for Ad hoc editor for The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Journal of Biological and for Chemistry, Biochemistry, The Journal of Pediatrics, New England J of Medicine.
Dr. Poncz research efforts focus on the megakaryocyte-platelet-thrombus axis. The process by which hematopoietic stem cells differentiate into megakaryocytes, which then release platelets and the function of platelets in thrombosis and inflammation are the central foci of my laboratory. Many of the studies focus on the biology and pathobiology of the platelet-specific proteins, chemokines Platelet Factor 4 (PF4)/Platelet Basic Protein (PBP) and the integrin alphaIIb/beta3 receptor.