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Dr Elizabeth Gardiner After completing almost 5 years postdoctoral research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio, USA) as a recipient of an American Heart Association Fellowship to study adhesion mechanisms regulating platelet interactions with leukocytes and endothelial cells, Dr Gardiner worked for 4 years at the Baker Heart Research Institute. In 2002 she moved to Monash University where she identified and described the mechanisms which allow platelets to autoregulate (proteolytically shed) the principal receptors that are important for platelet activation, adhesion and aggregation; events that are pivotal to the formation of a thrombus. Dr Gardiner's laboratory is supported by funding from the NHMRC. This work has been published in Blood and The Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and The Journal of Biological Chemistry and has directly led to the identification of molecular pathways occuring in patients with thrombocytopenias.