Clot formation in a blood vessel is shaped by the interplay between biochemical reactions, cellular processes, and blood flow properties. The flow properties are defined by blood pressure, vessel shape and size, and the growing clot itself. We investigate how these distinct factors determine the structural and mechanical characteristics of the clot. Our ultimate goal is to develop computational strategies that rapidly identify promising therapeutic approaches for traumatic coagulopathy.
Govindarajan, V., V. Rakesh, J. Reifman, and A. Y. Mitrophanov. Computational study of thrombus formation and clotting factor effects under venous flow conditions. Biophysical Journal. 2016 April 26; 110(8):1869-1885. [PDF]