Jeffrey Platt

Jeffrey Platt

Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D. directs the Transplantaion Biology Program at the University of Michigan where he serves also as Professor of Surgery and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Platt's research probes fundamental questions in transplantation biology and molecular medicine. The questions inlcude how immunity and inflammation cause organs and tissues to acquire resistance to injury, a condition Dr. Platt discovered named accomodation. His research has the mechanisms through which antibodies, complement and other components of blood injure endothelial cells. Dr. Platt's program has also novel advanced replacing organ using xenogenic and engineered organs and tissues. This work has recently led to fundamental discoveries concerning the biological implications of cell fusion and the relationship between immunological recognition and host defense. Dr. Platt's research has led to more than 540 pages, 4 books and 10 patents. Dr. Platt has received numerous awards, including Clinician-Scientist and Established Investigator awards from the AHA has been elected to membershgip in numerous scholarly societies, including the Association of American Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Author: Jeffrey Platt Release Date: 01 Oct 2018
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