Posted May 18, 2020
Featuring James Luyendyk, Dafna Groeneveld

Members of the Luyendyk Laboratory at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine have earned multiple awards in recent months. The Luyendyk Laboratory is led by Professor Jim Luyendyk, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, and focuses on the intersection of blood coagulation and liver toxicity and disease.

Read about their recent research in How a Blood-Clotting Protein Signals Liver Regeneration After Resection Surgery

Dr. Dafna Groeneveld, post-doctoral fellow, received the 2020 MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award for her extensive work on the role of fibrinogen in stimulating liver regeneration, which is key to preventing and treating liver failure post-liver resection, and the role of von Willebrand factor in delaying liver repair after acetaminophen overdose.

Dr. Lauren Poole Hardy, post-doctoral fellow, received the 2020 Editors’ Award for her manuscript “Chronic liver injury drives non-traditional intrahepatic fibrin(ogen) crosslinking via tissue transglutaminase” in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Dr. James Luyendyk, PI for the lab, received the 2020 Society of Toxicology Achievement Award, which is presented to a member of the Society of Toxicology who has made significant contributions to the study of toxicology within 15 years of receiving their highest degree. These contributions include Luyendyk’s paradigm-shifting research on the role of coagulation in liver homeostasis and his emphasis on training young scientists in his program from undergraduates to post-doctoral students.