The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center strives to provide its members with meaningful and relevant enrichment programs.

The Seminar series features established liver researchers and clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC as well as from other universities and hospitals. Seminars are held one Monday each month.

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Roundtables are designed to exhibit the connection between work within clinics and labs. Clinicians and basic scientists are paired by topic for these sessions, with both presenters having the opportunity to explicate the topic from the perspective of their own work. The goal is to foster translational science, dialogue, and collaboration among the members of the Center. Each SIG meets once every 6 weeks.



September 25, 2019 at 12:00pm
1104 Scaife

Andrew Feranchak, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Targeting Non-CFTR C1– Channels for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease
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September 26, 2019 at 4:00am
1103 Scaife

Department of Medicine Special Seminar

David L. Thomas, MD, MPH
Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Stanhope Bayne Jones Professor
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Global Elimination of Hepatitis”...
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October 1, 2019 at 12:00pm
S120 BST

Valerie Gouon-Evans, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology
Center for Regenerative Medicine CReM
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
A Multi-modular approach to accelerate liver regeneration
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October 15, 2019 at 12:00pm
S120 BST

Josep Llovet, MD
Professor of Medicine
Founder and Director of the Liver Cancer Program
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Molecular Targeted Therapies in HCC

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. #6242 Liver Center Seminars.

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October 15, 2019 at 3:00pm
Alumni Hall and William Pitt Union

Science 2019, the University of Pittsburgh's annual celebration of science and technology, will be Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18.

For information on the program and to register (registration is required), please visit the Science 2019 website:

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October 23, 2019 at 12:00pm
1104 Scaife Hall

Alphonse E. Sirica, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Division of Cellular and Molecuar Pathogenesis
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
TGF-β Periostin, and Mesothelin in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Pathological Insights and Translational Implications
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November 19, 2019 at 12:00pm
S120 BST

Tatiana Kisseleva, MD, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor of Surgery
School of Health Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Title TBA

December 17, 2019 at 12:00pm
S120 BST

Takanori Takebe, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Yokohama City University, Japan
Title TBA
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January 28, 2020 at 12:00pm

Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Title TBA
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March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm

Nicolas F. LaRusso, MD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Title TBA
Department of Pathology seminar, co-sponsored by PLRC
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