Anna Ockerman is a PhD candidate at the OMFS-IMPATH research group in cooperation with the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. She performs research in the domain of antithrombotics in the oral and maxillofacial surgery and dentistry. More specifically, she investigates how to reduce bleeding complications after dental extractions in patients on non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and what the influence of antithrombotic drugs is on the characteristics of Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) membranes. Her promotors are Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs, Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis (Department Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven) and Prof. dr. Peter Verhamme (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven). Anna graduated in June 2017 as MSc in Biomedical Sciences (KU Leuven). Her Master’s Thesis ‘The eruption potential of wisdom teeth predicted by tooth inclination in a premature development stage’, was awarded with the Best Master’s Thesis Biomedical Sciences 2017, third place. ​