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2015 Research Awards Program Recipients

2015 Liver Scholar

American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar

Debanjan Dhar, PhD

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

The Mechanistic Role of CD44 in the Initiation and Progression of Fibrosis and HCC

Mentor: Michael Karin, PhD

2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Roger L. Jenkins, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Petra Hirsova, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Pathogenesis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Mentor: Gregory J. Gores, MD

Irwin M. Arias, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Yue Li, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Tissue-Specific Subcellular Localization of Thioesterase Superfamily Member 1 in the Pathogenesis of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Mentor: David E. Cohen, MD, PhD

Hans Popper Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Jessica L. Maiers, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

TANGO1 Regulates Collagen Secretion and Fibrogenesis

Mentor: Vijay H. Shah, MD

Alexander M. White, III Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Soumik BasuRay, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

Role of PNPLA3 in Fatty Liver Disease

Mentor: Helen H. Hobbs, MD

Charles Trey, MD Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Ashley M. Mohr, PhD

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

FGFR4: regulation of miR-93 and characterization of a novel FGFR4 fragment

Mentor: Justin L. Mott, MD, PhD

John M. Vierling, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Silvia Affò, PhD

Columbia University

New York, NY

Fate tracing of portal fibroblasts in biliary fibrosis and cholangiocarcinoma

Mentor: Robert F. Schwabe, MD

American Society of Transplantation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Macarena A. Lolas, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

The role of 3D cellular interactions in promoting functional hepatic organoid formation from human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Mentor: Tammy T. Chang, MD, PhD

Thomas F. Nealon, III Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Honoring Zachary Rue

Alejandro Torres-Hernández, MD

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY

GM-CSF Regulation of Liver Fibrosis

Mentor: George Miller, MD

Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Jun Xu, PhD

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla. CA

The roles of fibrocytes during hepatitis induced fibrogenesis

Mentor: Tatiana Kisseleva, MD, PhD

Hepatitis Fund for the Cure Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Maude Boisvert, PhD

Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Dynamics of CD4 T cell responses/viral evolution during multiple of HCV infection

Mentor: Naglaa H. Shoukry, PhD

Page updated: July 17th, 2015


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