Led by Nathan Alves, PhD, a translational researcher in the area of venous thromboembolism. This lab performs clinical and applied laboratory research intended to improve the therapeutic index of all steps of venous thromboembolism diagnosis and treatment. The research conducted within the Alves Lab focuses largely on the development of translational technologies, treatments and techniques that can be used to have a positive impact on lives. The interests in this lab are highly interdisciplinary, as researchers apply engineering principles to create translational technologies for clinical implementation.
The Alves Lab is located in the Medical Sciences Building on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus and spans 850 square feet that are split across two rooms, each representing a diverse and state-of-the-art translational research center. These spaces include biochemistry/protein production and purification; hemostasis and coagulation; cellular metabolism and biomarker; and chemical synthesis equipment.