Francesco Blasi to Receive New Investigator Award

February 5, 2014

Martinos Center researcher Francesco Blasi will receive the Mordecai Y. T. Globus New Investigator Award at this year's International Stroke Conference in San Diego. The Globus Award recognizes Mordecai Y.T. Globus for his major contributions to research in cerebrovascular disease and is given to a researcher in training.

Blasi was selected for his abstract, "In Vivo Molecular Imaging Of Thrombosis And Thrombolysis Using A Fibrin-binding PET Probe." In this study, he and colleagues describe imaging properties and target uptake of a new fibrin-specific PET probe that is suitable for molecular imaging of thrombosis and clot busting in vivo and represents a tremendously promising candidate for translation to clinical study.

Congratulations to Francesco!