Ernane Souza

How drugs are made: approaches towards development of a new anticoagulant

Ernane Souza is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Kerns. He earned a combined bachelor`s degree in pharmacy from Brazil and Spain. His research focuses on design, synthesis, and evaluation of new molecules for inhibition of thrombin, an important enzyme involved in blood coagulation.