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, PhD
Professor

Terrence Donohue, PhD
Professor

Kusum Kharbanda, PhD
Professor

Benita McVicker, PhD
Assistant Professor

Natalia Osna, PhD
Assistant Professor

Michel M. Ouellette, PhD
Associate Professor