Kathleen Freson, Belgium
Inherited platelet disorders – Genomics

Kathleen Freson is Professor at the University of Leuven in the department of Cardiovascular Sciences and head of the Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology. She has a background in bioscience engineering and her research focussed on genetic and biology studies using platelets to unravel new bleeding disorders but she studied also other mainly neurological diseases where the platelet was used as a model cell for the disease. She is Chair of the ISTH Subcommittee ‘Genomics in Thrombosis and Hemostasis’ and is a member of the NIH-funded ClinGen working group for Thrombosis and Hemostasis.