The Grover Lab

UNC Blood Research Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Our laboratory's research is aimed at identifying novel mechanisms responsible for pathological activation of coagulation and venous thromboembolism. Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a common cardiovascular disease that is a major source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The mechanisms that drive pathological activation of coagulation and venous thrombosis remain incompletely understood. We contend that a better understanding of these mechanisms will enable identification of at risk populations and novel targets for the development of safe and effective anticoagulants. We are currently exploring the role of C1-inhibitor, an endogenous inhibitor of multiple intrinsic pathway coagulation factors, as an important negative regulator of coagulation and venous thrombosis.

Steven P. Grover, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Principal Investigator