McMaster University

McMaster University

Peter Horsewood

, PhD

Associate Professor (Part-Time)
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Director of Scientific Affairs, International Medical Innovations

McMaster University
5126 Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery
905-521-2100 ext. 26606 /26676

Peter Horsewood

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

PhD, Organic Chemistry, Loughborough University of Technology, 1972


Research Interests

  • Development of non-invasive diagnostic assays.
  • Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies.
  • Development of immunoassay and immunodiagnostic methods.
  • Immunochemical methods of analysis.
  • Mechanisms of thrombocytopenias and the role of specific platelet molecules in hemostasis.
  • Mechanisms of platelet activation.
  • Transfusion medicine procedures.
  • Risk factors in atherosclerosis.
  • Detection of cancer markers.
  • Colour chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Zawydiwski, R., Sprecher, L.D., Evelegh, M.J., Horsewood, P., Carte, C. and Patterson, M. A novel test for the measurement of skin cholesterol. Clin Chem 47:1302-1304, 2001.
  • Warkentin, T.E., Sheppard J-A. I., Horsewood, P., Simpson, P.J., Moore, J.C. and Kelton, J.C. Impact of the patient population on the risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Blood 96: 1703-1708, 2000.
  • Horsewood, P. and Kelton, J.G. Investigation of a platelet factor 4 polymorphism on the immune response in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Platelets 11: 49-53, 2000.
  • Horsewood, P., Warkentin, T. E., Hayward, C.P.M. and Kelton, J.,G. The epitope specificity of heparin induced thrombocytopenia.  British J Haemotol. 95: 161-167, 1996.
  • Warkentin, T.E., Levine,M.N., Hirsh, J., Horsewood, P., Roberts, R.S., Gent, M. and Kelton, J.G. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients treated with low-molecular     weight heparin or unfractionated heparin.  N.Engl.J.Med. 332:1330-1335,1995.
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