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2016 Research Awards Program Recipients

2016 Liver Scholar

Hepatitis Fund for the Cure Liver Scholar Award

Holly Ramage, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Characterizing the Role of Host Cell Ubiquitylation Machinery in HCV Infection

Mentor: Sara R. Cherry, PhD

2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

NASH Fatty Liver Disease Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Michele Alves-Bezerra, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine

New York, NY

Phospholipid-mediated control of hepatic insulin signaling

Mentor: David E. Cohen, MD, PhD

Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Joshua A. Jackman, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, CA

Engineering Platform for Deciphering Inositol-Binding Domains in Hepatitis C Virus

Mentor: Jeffrey S. Glenn, MD, PhD

Thomas E. Starzl, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Negin Karimian, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

A Novel Approach to Improve Organ Viability and Availability before Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Mentor: Korkut Uygun, PhD

Charles Trey, MD Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Chad M. Walesky, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

A Balancing Act: Role of HNF4α/β-catenin in Hepatobiliary Development and Cholangiocarcinoma Formation

Mentor: Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD

Hans Popper Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Ju Dong Yang, MD

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Rochester, MN

Detection of Actionable or Predictive Tumor DNA Mutations in Peripheral Blood (liquid biopsy) from Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA)

Mentor: Lewis R. Roberts, PhD

Irwin M. Arias, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Janice E. Yang, PhD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

The role of hyaluronan synthase-2 in the pathogenesis of Liver Fibrosis

Mentor: Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD

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

Anna L. Peters, MD, PhD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

Control of cholangiocyte proliferation by innate lymphoid cells

Mentor: Jorge A. Bezerra, MD

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Regina Español-Suñer, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

In vivo reprogramming of scar tissue into hepatocytes as a therapy for liver fibrosis

Mentor: Holger Willenbring, MD, PhD

PSC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Ana Catalina Arce-Clachar, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

The role of TGR5 signaling in the pathogenesis of murine fibrosing cholangitis and its response to pharmacological inhibition of intestinal bile acid reuptake

Mentor: Alexander Miethke, MD

Roger L. Jenkins, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Stephanie A. Kingman, MD

The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Gene Therapy-Corrected Autologous Hepatocyte-Like Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells For the Treatment of Pediatric Single Enzyme Disorders

Mentor: Gerald S. Lipshutz, MD

Page updated: June 22nd, 2017


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