Josefin Ahnström

Dr Josefin Ahnström is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Centre for Haematology at Imperial College London.  She has worked there on haemostasis and thrombosis since 2009, following her PhD at Lund University on apolipoprotein M in Björn Dahlbäck’s laboratory. Since 2017 she has been a Committee Member of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

Her current research interests include structural and functional studies of coagulation proteins, as well as regulation of proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix. Her major focus has been determining the molecular mechanisms involved in the anticoagulant pathways. She uses biochemical and kinetic approaches to study formation of various pro- and anticoagulant protein complexes. A recent research interest has been the cofactor roles of protein S and factor V in the TFPI and APC anticoagulant pathways.