Michael J. Jurczak, PhD*

Michael Jurczak

Michael J. Jurczak, PhD*

Appointments/Affiliations: 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine
W1060 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Liver-Related Research

Dr. Jurczak’s lab is interested in understanding how changes in hepatic mitochondrial metabolism contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity-associated liver diseases, such as NAFLD, NASH and hepatic insulin resistance. The lab is specifically interested in how loss of a mitochondrial quality control pathway called mitophagy in the obese, fatty liver may contribute to aberrant mitochondrial function and, in turn, disease. The lab specializes in using isotopic tracers to measure rates of hepatic and peripheral metabolism in vivo in transgenic mice.


 

Special Interest Groups: 
Chronic Liver Injury
Regenerative Medicine