XXV ISTH Congress in Toronto, Canada

ISTH 2015 Toronto

Leslie Parise, Steve Holly, and Laila Elsherif attended the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis  (ISTH) Congress held in Toronto, Canada on June 20-25.

Steve Holly gave an oral presentation titled “Chemoproteomic discovery of novel anti-platelet targets.”

Laila Elsherif had a poster presentation titled ” The Leukocyte integrin Beta2 primes neutrophils for netosis in sickle cell disease. “

Happy Graduation to Christina and Melissa!

Undergraduate students Christina and Melissa both graduated from UNC Chapel Hill on May 10th.

Christina and Steve
Christina and Steve

Christina Wang  majored in Chemistry and joined Parise lab at the beginning of her Junior year. She has been working on a platelet project with Steve Holly.

Mel and Justin
Mel and Justin


Melissa Fellmeth majored in Biology and joined Parise lab at the beginning of her Senior year. She has been working on a CIB1 project with Justin Black.

Thank you for all the hard work and contribution to the Parise Lab research projects. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

A Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available

The Parise Lab has an opening for the Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The purpose of the position is to study the process of NETosis in sickle cell disease. The postdoc will obtain blood samples from donors and isolate various  blood cells for analysis.  A candidate must have PhD in biological or chemical sciences and/or related field of study and  basic skills in cellular analysis, microscopy, flow cytometer, and  protein chemistry.

The application can be found at UNC Human Resources – Careers at Carolina page.   https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/72121

The PI can be reached at parise@med.unc.edu

Summer Undergraduate Students

The Parise Lab welcomes two summer undergraduate students, Davia and Anna!

Davia Blake

Davia Blake is a rising Senior majoring in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a participant of the 2014 Summer Research Program in Biophysics and visiting the Carolina for the summer. Davia is working with Steve Holly on Platelet Research.


Anna Tang  is a undergraduate student from UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. She has joined the Parise Lab for the summer to gain experience in medical research. Anna is working with Justin Black on CIB1 Project.

Ariana becomes a PhD candidate

Bevilacqua_Ariana_croppedAriana Bevilacqua presented her thesis proposal titled “Signaling Pathways Contributing to NETosis” to the committee and successfully passed the Comprehensive Oral Exam. Congratulations to Ariana for her big step towards PhD Candidacy!

Steve Holly and Thomas Freeman at ASBMB Annual meeting

Steve Holly and Thomas Freeman presented at  the 2014 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Annual Meeting held in San Diego, CA on April 26-30.

Dr. Steve Holly gave an oral presentation of his latest research titled

 “Discovery of a lipid deacetylase (AADACL1) as a novel regulator of platelet activation.”

Steve 2014 ASBMB

Dr. Thomas Freeman presented a research poster titled

” Protein-protein interactions between CIB1 and novel integrin binding partners: structural and thermodynamic basis of CIB1 promiscuity.

Thomas 2014 ASBMB

Welcome to the Parise Lab!