Department of Medicine

Indiana Center for Liver Research Faculty

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Gianfranco Alpini, PhD

Gianfranco Alpini, PhD

John B. Hickam Professor of Medicine
Founding Director
Heather Francis, PhD

Heather Francis, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Inaugural Scientific Director
Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD

Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD

Professor of Medicine
Inaugural Medical Director
Fanyin Meng, PhD

Fanyin Meng, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Scientific Director
Naga Chalasani, MD

Naga Chalasani, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Member, Executive Committee
Zhihong(Joe) Yang, PHD

Zhihong(Joe) Yang, PHD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Faculty and Scientists

Praveen Kusumanchi, PhD

Praveen Kusumanchi, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Konstantina Kyritsi

Konstantina Kyritsi

Assistant Scientist in Medicine
Keisaku Sato

Keisaku Sato

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Nan Wu

Nan Wu

Assistant Scientist in Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellows

Lixian Chen

Lixian Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine
Sen Han

Sen Han

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine
Lindsey Kennedy

Lindsey Kennedy

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine
Ting Zhang

Ting Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine
Alpini Lab

Alpini Lab

The Alpini Lab, led by Gianfranco Alpini, PhD, evaluates the regulation of cholangiocyte proliferation/damage during the progression of cholangiopathies, the chronic diseases that target intrahepatic cholangiocytes.
Francis Lab

Francis Lab

The Francis Lab, led by Heather Francis, PhD, focuses on understanding and identifying target therapies for cholangiopathies, chronic and often fatal liver diseases including primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma.
Liangpunsakul Lab

Liangpunsakul Lab

The Liangpunsakul Lab, led by Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, focuses on the identification of non-invasive biomarkers to screen for excessive alcohol use and the molecular mechanism, risk factors, and treatment for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD).
Meng Lab

Meng Lab

The research program of Fanyin Meng, PhD has been instrumental in the development of novel concepts about hepatobiliary regeneration/repair and the role of ncRNA in the initiation and perpetuation of chronic liver injury, aging and liver cancer.
Yang lab

Yang lab

Research in the Yang Lab, led by Zhihong (Joe) Yang, PhD is focused on the non-coding RNA’s roles in chronic liver disease, mainly in alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) and exploration of the role of H19 and methionine metabolism in ALD.