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Emma Webb

Graduate Student, Hamm Lab
BS, The College of New Jersey (2020)

I grew up in New Jersey, where I attended TCNJ as an undergraduate and earned a BS in Chemistry. I entered Vanderbilt’s graduate school through the Quantitative Chemical Biology PhD program, where I then chose Pharmacology as my official PhD program. As a member in Heidi Hamm’s lab, I am investigating the binding pocket of Protease-activated receptor 4 (Par4) and potential inhibitors. Par4 plays an important role in platelet activation and clot formation, and there seems to be an upregulation of Par4 in many different indications such as acute kidney injury, Alzheimer’s, and other inflammatory diseases. Inhibition of this GPCR may be a potential therapeutic for these diseases.