Prof. Sven Francque

Prof. Sven Francque, MD, has a long-standing interest and expertise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and conducted basic research focusing on the vascular changes in steatosis and their contribution to disease progression. His research unit continues to study pathophysiological mechanisms of NASH. He participates in several key clinical trials in the field.

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Prof. Manal F. Abdelmalek

Prof. Byrne is a leader in metabolic medicine with a research focus on diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). His research spans epidemiology, basic mechanisms and innovative clinical trials. He took a strong translational direction and he was selected as a NICE expert.

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Prof. Christopher Byrne

Prof. Byrne is a leader in metabolic medicine with a research focus on diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). His research spans epidemiology, basic mechanisms and innovative clinical trials. He took a strong translational direction and he was selected as a NICE expert.

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Prof. Kenneth Cusi

Prof. Cusi has a longstanding interest in the relationship and underlying mechanisms of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM and its impact on dyslipidemia, diabetes control and cardiovascular disease). He is the principal investigator of various ongoing clinical translational research projects in obesity, T2DM and NAFLD.

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Prof. Arun Sanyal

Prof. Arun J. Sanyal is the Reno Vlahcevic Professor of Medicine at VCU School of Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience as a leading physician-scientist and undertakes academic research in two major areas of hepatology: cirrhosis and its complications, and alcoholic/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

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Dr. Jordi Gracia-Sancho

Dr. Gracia’s research focuses on liver vascular pathobiology with special interest in the role of sinusoidal cells, and their interactions, in acute and chronic liver diseases, and in aging. In 2016 he received the Emerging Leader Award from European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).

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