Projects and Grants


The following is a list of projects being conducted in the Liver Research Laboratory of Dr. Scott Friedman:

  • Role of hepatic stellate cells in liver liver injury and regeneration
    Role of autophagy in liver fibrosis.
    Investigators: Youngmin Lee, MD
    Fellowship funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
    Awards: 16th Angel Herrera Award in Health and Experimental Sciences Research (2013)
  • Development and Use of Hepatic Stellate Cell Expression Signatures
    Investigators: David Zhang
  • Role of unfolded protein response and autophagy in liver fibrosis
    Investigators: Youngmin Lee, MD PhD
    Fellowship funded by Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders and St. Marianna Univ. financial support for overseas study
  • Bioinformatics-based identification of novel pro-fibrogenic signaling pathways and druggable targets in hepatic stellate cells
    Investigators: Nicolas Goosens, PhD
  • Antifibrotic activity of small molecules in cultured stellate cells and in vivo
    Investigators: Dipankar Bhattacharya, MS and Hsini Chou, MS
  • Novel Hepatic Stellate Cell depletion models.
    Investigators: Takuma Tsuchida, Phd
  • Novel  cell surface proteins as therapeutic target
    Investigators: Ming Chao Tsai, MD
  • MicroRNAs and stellate cell activation
    Investigators: Young Joon Yoon, MD