Owen McCarty was born in Rochester, NY, USA, in 1975. Following his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from SUNY Buffalo, Dr. McCarty received his Ph.D. degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His graduate work focused on the identification and characterization of novel tumor cell receptors for blood platelets and leukocytes. He performed his postdoctoral research on platelet cell biology at the Pharmacology Department at the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. McCarty joined Oregon Health & Science University as an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering in 2005. His current research centers on characterizing the role of platelets in coagulation, inflammation, and cancer metastasis. His work toward the development of novel antithrombotic therapeutics has been featured by Science Daily and United Press International. Dr. McCarty was named the 2009 Karl Link New Investigator in Thrombosis by the American Heart Association, and has been twice been awarded the Paper of the Year by the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Biography Updated on 8 April 2009