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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT JOINS THE CHOC CHILDREN'S RESEARCH INSTITUTE
February 23, 2011

Nationally recognized molecular genetics expert, Thomas Kunicki, Ph.D., has joined the CHOC Children’s Research Institute as senior scientist. Dr. Kunicki’s expertise is dedicated to the research of molecular genetics of thrombosis and hemostasis.

For over 30 years, Dr. Kunicki’s research has yielded continuous National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. At CHOC, he will continue his principal investigator role in the NIH-funded study of mouse genes that regulate hemostasis and thrombosis. Dr. Kunicki currently serves as founder and chairman of the ThromboGenomics Subcommittee with the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and is a member of the American Society of Hematology.

Dr. Kunicki is a regular reviewer for approximately 40 scientific journals, including Blood, the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, British Journal of Hematology, Cell, and Lancet. He has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Molecular Immunology, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Blood Cells and Molecular Disease.
           
Dr. Kunicki earned his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in biology at Marquette University.

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