University of Michigan

Principal Investigator

Jordan A. Shavit, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests: Dr. Shavit specializes in the care of pediatric patients with hemo philia and other bleeding disorders, thrombotic disorders, and thrombophilia.

Research Interests: We study the genetics of human blood clotting disorders (e.g. von Willebrand disease and protein C deficiency) using zebrafish and mouse models. We are developing large scale zebrafish mutagenesis screens to identify genetic and chemical modifiers of these disorders. This will be followed by investigation of these modifiers in mouse models and human populations.

Education and Credentialing

Degrees: M.D., 2000, Northwestern University Ph.D., 2000, Northwestern University

Residency: University of Michigan, Pediatrics, 2003, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Professional Organizational Fellowships: ASPHO, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/OncologyASH, American Society of Hematology CSCR, Central Society for Clinical ResearchFellowship: Hematology & Oncology, 2006, University of Michigan Certifications: 2003, Pediatrics 2006, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Staff

  • Kristen Lessl
    Kristen LesslResearch Technician
    • Susan Spaulding
      Susan SpauldingResearch Technician
      • Beverly Twiss
        Beverly TwissResearch Technician
        • Aimee Magnarelli
          Aimee MagnarelliFall 2010 Rotation Student
          • Kathryn Dickmann
            Kathryn DickmannUndergraduate


            • Kitae Chang
              Kitae ChangUndergraduate


              • Alok Swaroop
                Alok SwaroopUndergraduate


                • Yang Liu
                  Yang Liu Postdoctoral Fellow

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                  • Katie Richter
                    Katie RichterResearch Technician


                    • Andy Vo
                      Andy VoResearch Technician


                      • Kristin Jensen
                        Kristin JensenAdministrative Assistant


                        • Vivien Li
                          Vivien LiUndergraduate



                          • Kristen Lessl
                            Kristen LesslResearch Technician

                            Former Lab Members

                            • Kristen Lessl
                              Kristen LesslResearch Technician

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