As part of the Surgery Research Collaborative speaker series, Charles Robb Flynn, Ph.D., assistant professor of Surgery, will present, “New molecular discriminants of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and steatosis revealed by high-throughput profiling.”
In collaboration with Dr. Naji Abumrad, Dr. Flynn’s research focuses on the prevalence of increased lipid deposition in the liver, which has increased along with the incidence of obesity. Both nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are associated with insulin resistance and hepatic dysfunction. Through their efforts, they aim to identify new molecular discriminants of NASH that may one day serve as diagnostic or therapeutic targets for this increasingly prevalent disease.
The Department of Surgery Research Collaborative was developed to provide synergy between the basic sciences and clinical research as a means of enhancing research opportunities within the Section of Surgical Sciences.
Hosted by: Department of Surgery
The Collaborative hosts open meetings the second Tuesday of every month in the Hermitage Room at the University Club from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., offering opportunities for informal discussion as well as presentations from both the basic sciences and translational research. Section faculty, residents, fellows and staff are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.