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The Kastrup Lab is a multidisciplinary group of biochemists and engineers who investigate the biochemical and biophysical processes that regulate blood clotting and use their discoveries to develop novel therapeutics for hemostasis and thrombosis.

PUBLICATIONS & FUNDING

HOW YOUR FUNDING IS MAKING AN IMPACT

RESEARCH GRANTS

PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS

2019

  • Bayer Hemophilia Award

2019

  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • Scientific Reports
  • Patent issued on hemostatic particles

2018

  • NSERC Discovery Grant

2018

  • Blood Coag. & Fibrin.
  • J. Biol. Chemistry
  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • Provisional patent on antithrombotic siRNA

2017

  • Novo Access to Insight

2017

  • Scientific Reports
  • Ann. Rev. of Biochem.
  • Laryngoscope
  • Provisional patent on liposomal thrombin
  • Spin-out company: CoMotion

2016

  • CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

2016

  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • Shock
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Biomacromolecules

2015

  • CIHR Foundation Scheme
  • MSFHR Scholar Award

2015

  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed
  • Blood
  • Science Advances
  • Scientific Reports

RESEARCH GRANTS

PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS

2018

2018

  • Scientific Reports
  • Blood Coag. & Fibrin.
  • J. Biol. Chemistry
  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • J. Thromb. & Haem.

2017

  • NSERC Discovery Grant

2017

  • Scientific Reports
  • Ann. Rev. of Biochem.
  • Laryngoscope

2016

  • CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund
  • Novo Access to Insight

2016

  • J. Thromb. & Haem.
  • Shock
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Biomacromolecules

2015

  • CIHR Foundation Scheme
  • MSFHR Scholar Award

2015

  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed
  • Blood
  • Science Advances
  • Scientific Reports
Steve, PhD                            Amy, PhD Candidate

What’s New

Sep 2019  –Congratulations to Dr. Karen Chan who successfully defended her PhD!

Jul 2019  –  Well done to Amy Strilchuk for her CanVECTOR studentship!

May 2019 – New research grant from the Bayer Hemophilia Award Program. 

May 2019 New Publication accepted “Topical tranexamic acid is more effective when formulated with self-propelling particles.” in J. Thromb. Haem.

Apr 2019 – Well done to Jerry Leung for getting an NSERC CGS Masters award!

Jan 2019 – New Publication “Delivery of mRNA to Platelets using Lipid Nanoparticles” in Scientific Reports.

Jan 2019 – Congratulations to Dr. Steve Hur, who successfully defended his PhD! He will be staying with us to start off a new project while looking for a great postdoc opportunity.

Jan 2019 – New Publication “Coagulation Factor XIIIa can Crosslink Amyloid β into Dimers and Oligomers and to Blood Proteins” in Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Jan 2019 – Congratulations to Dr. Stefanie Novakowski who successfully defended her PhD! We wish her the best as she extends her career in Science Communication.

Dec 2018 – The Kastrup lab attends the annual Michael Smith Laboratories Christmas Party, and Jerry Leung gets 3rd place at the Christmas Bake-Off!

Sep 2018 – New publication with the Pryzdial Lab “Rivaroxaban and Apixaban Induce Clotting Factor Xa Fibrinolytic Activity” in the J. Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Jul 2018 – Congratulations to Dr. James Baylis, who successfully defended his PhD! He will be staying with us as a postdoc continuing to advance his invented technology towards the clinic.