Pittsburgh Liver Research Center
Our mission is
to enable and promote multidisciplinary research
in all aspects of liver health and disease
for improved clinical outcomes.
Fostering team science
and promoting collaborations across disciplines
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Tumorigenesis
Regenerative Medicine
Chronic Liver Diseases
Special Interest Groups

PLRC Receives NIDDK-DDRCC Funding

It is our great pleasure to announce the successful funding of the Pittsburgh Liver Research Center (PLRC) by the NIH/NIDDK through a P30 mechanism. We are now one of the 20 NIDDK-designated Digestive Disease Research Core Centers and one of three that are liver focused. 


 

Upcoming Events

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17
Dec
PLRC Seminar Series - Dr. Takanori Takebe
12:00pm to 1:00pm

S123 BST
7
Jan
28
Jan
3
Feb
PLRC Mini-Retreat
10:30am to 3:30pm

S100A BST

Faculty Spotlight - Eric Lagasse, PharmD, PhD

Dr. Eric Lagasse's research interests are in cell-based therapy for liver diseases. His group has been the first to demonstrate the use of lymph nodes as a site for cell and tissue transplantation. They believe that understanding the fundamental mechanisms controlling ectopic hepatogenesis in vivo will become a  “road map” for liver engineering and could lay the basis for future therapies involving the reconstruction of a surrogate liver for patients with insufficient hepatic function.