Umesh Desai, VaDDC executive committee member and chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s medicinal chemistry department, has just received an R61/33 grant to develop allosteric inhibitors of coagulation factor XIa.  The grant, titled “Lead Identification and Pre-Clinical Studies on Allosteric Coagulation Factor XIa Inhibitors,” is for 3 years starting 1/1/2022. Congratulations to Dr. Desai and his lab!