Medical School or Training
Northwestern University Medical School, 2000
University of Michigan Health System, Pediatrics, MI, 2003
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan Health System, 2006
Central Society for Clinical Research
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
We study the genetics of human blood clotting disorders (e.g. von Willebrand disease and protein C deficiency) using zebrafish and mouse models. We are developing large scale zebrafish mutagenesis screens to identify genetic and chemical modifiers of these disorders. This will be followed by investigation of these modifiers in mouse models and human populations. For more information, click on laboratory website link or go to http://www.shavitlab.com.
Dr. Jordan Shavit received his medical and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University in 2000 after completing his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan. He returned to Ann Arbor in 2000 to complete his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology. Now an assistant professor, Shavit specializes in hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, pediatric thrombotic disorders and thrombophilia. His research focuses on the genetics of von Willebrand disease and protein C deficiency, using mouse and zebrafish models. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.