Aims of the Center
- To provide the essential services offered by biomedical Core facilities to facilitate the research of the membership to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of liver and digestive diseases.
- To foster collaboration between Center members through the use of Cores, the Enrichment Program, and Special Interest Groups (SIG).
- To foster career development through availability of scientific Cores, Enrichment Program, and Pilot/Feasibility support and attract the talents of established investigators from other fields to apply their expertise to liver and digestive disease research and to collaborate with Center members.
- Facilitate the technological training and scientific development of postdoctoral fellows, K awardees and junior faculty through the services of the Cores, the Enrichment Program and Pilot/Feasibility funding.
The Center’s membership and activities have led to thematic organization of a Research Base devoted to Liver Disease with four major Themes:
- Viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
- Steatohepatitis and fibrosis.
- Liver injury (hepatotoxicity and mitochondrial pathobiology).
- Repair, regenerative medicine, and developmental biology.