Saulius Butenas received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, in 1985. His postdoctoral work at the Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius, Lithuania, focused on developing and synthesizing substrates for serine proteases. His work resulted in the development of a new class of ultrasensitive fluorogenic substrates and methods based on them for the quantitation of serine proteases involved in blood coagulation and fibrinolysis. He joined the Biochemistry Department in 1991 as part of the group led by Dr. Kenneth G. Mann, which investigates processes of blood coagulation and its regulation.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2012