Gastroenterology & Hepatology (GI)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research Activities

The Alcohol Liver Study Unit is comprised of a large team of basic scientists conducting ongoing research investigating how alcohol consumption affects protein degradation in the liver and the brain; ethanol metabolism on cellular replication; ethanol as it relates to altered protein trafficking and the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver injury; the role of iron as a secondary risk factor in liver diseases including oxidative stress induced by agents such as alcohol or hepatitis C viral proteins is one of the primary underlying mechanisms of iron overload. Understanding these processes may help researchers develop novel diagnostic markers and therapeutic strategies. Visit the University of Nebraska Medical Center's clinical trials page for more information.  

Research Faculty

Carol Casey, Ph.D.
Professor

Dahn Clemens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Terrence Donohue, Ph.D.
Professor

Duygu Dee Harrison Findik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kusum Kharbanda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Benita McVicker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Natalia Osna, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dean Tuma, Ph.D.
Professor

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