External Advisory Board Members

The External Advisory Board consists of experts in respective areas of research as outlined below. They meet annually to review and evaluate the written progress reports of Core activities and Pilot Projects. Based on their evaluations, the Board will recommend changes to be incorporated into the Core management and operation. It will also recommend approval or disapproval for the continuation of pilot projects and new projects.

Herbert Gaisano, M.D.
Herbert Gaisano, M.D.
University of Toronto, Canada
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
SNARE proteins in exocytosis by pancreatic islet cells
Aida Habtezion, M.D.
Aida Habtezion, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Signaling and immunology in pancreatitis
Suthat Liangpunsakul, M.D.
Suthat Liangpunsakul, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Clinical and experimental studies on alcoholic hepatitis
Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, M.D.
Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of Experimental Pathology
Assistant Dean and co-Director for the Medical Scientist Training Program
Director of Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering & Regeneration (CATER) Program
Director of the Pittsburgh Liver Research Center
Wnt-beta-catenin in liver biology and disease
Rebecca G. Wells, M.D.
Rebecca G. Wells, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Matrix biology and mechanobiology
Holger Willenbring, Ph.D.
Holger Willenbring, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Director of the Liver Center at UCSF
Liver myofibroblasts and cancer