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2017 Research Awards Program Recipients


2017 Liver Scholar ($75,000 annually/3 years; $225,000 total)

American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award

Graham Brady, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Role of the nuclear lamina in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Mentor: M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD


2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships ($12,500/1 year)

Charles Trey, MD Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Yongfeng Song, MD, PhD

University of Connecticut

New Haven, CT

ZEB1/EpCAM Axis in LncRNA H19-Mediated Cholestasis

Mentor: Li Wang, PhD


NASH Fatty Liver Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Mariana L. Acuña, PhD

Cornell University

New York, NY

ACOT12-Mediated Acetyl-CoA Degradation in the Pathogenesis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Mentor: David E. Cohen, MD, PhD


American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Enis Kostallari, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

PDGFR-alpha trafficking through hepatic stellate cell-derived extracellular vesicles

Mentor: Vijay H. Shah, MD


Irwin M. Arias, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Paul J. Wrighton, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

How Liver Stiffness Promotes Liver Cancer

Mentor: Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD


Alexander M. White, III Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Kazuki Takeishi, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Mass Production of iPS-derived Hepatocytes to engineer Autologous Liver Graft

Mentor: Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, MD, PhD



Hans Popper Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Ruisi (Rose) Wang, PhD

The Rockefeller University

New York, NY

Novel stem cell approaches to explore hepatic stellate cell biology

Mentor: Charles M. Rice, PhD



American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Liuyi Hao, PhD

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Kannapolis, NC

The role of ATF4 in alcoholic hepatitis

Mentor: Zhanxiang Zhou, PhD


American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Barent N. DuBois, PhD

Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Irvine, CA

Effect of acute-on-chronic liver failure on drug metabolism in the brain.

Mentor: Reza Mehvar, PharmD, PhD


Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Chun-Hao Huang, PhD

The regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Understanding cellular immune response to viral translation during liver damage

Mentor: Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD


American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Wei Wang, MD

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY

Role of gamma delta-T cells in the pathogenesis of NASH

Mentor: George Miller, MD


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