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Investigating the molecular processes that link hemostasis-thrombosis and inflammation

Research Team

Nancy Turner_webNancy Turner, B.A.

Senior Research Technician
Office:  BRC 823-A
Phone:  (713) 348-5359

Nancy Turner has conducted research in hematology with the Moake lab since 1984. Her investigative contributions into bleeding and clotting problems and the basic mechanics of arterial thrombosis and related diseases has been published in many research journals. Prior to her work in the Moake Lab, she conducted research in Larry McIntire’s lab.

Nancy has a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and spent four years in Boston working for Brigham & Women’s Hospital before coming to Rice.



Leticia NolascoLeticia Nolasco, B.S., M.T.

Senior Research Technician
Office:  BRC 823-B
Phone:  (713) 348-3621

Leticia Nolasco has been with Rice University for over 30 years. Prior to joining Rice, she worked in clinical and research laboratories in New Jersey, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital in Houston. In the Moake lab, she is responsible for the tissue culture work with human endothelial cells, analyzes the structure and breakdown of soluble ultra-large VWF multimers, and investigates the binding of complement component C3 to VWF.

Leticia has a B.S. in medical technology from Far Eastern University in the Philippines and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical technology in New Jersey.



Dr. Sarah Sartain is a clinical fellow at Texas Children's CanceSarah E. Sartain, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Instructor, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Hospital.

Office:  BRC 823
Phone:  (723) 348-3621

Dr. Sartain is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, who joined the Moake lab in 2013. Her investigations into the relationship of the alternative complement pathway in thrombotic microangiopathies are funded by the Hemostasis-Thrombosis Research Society.