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Our Research Interests

The laboratory of Dr. Yasuko Iwakiri studies mechanisms of human liver diseases, specifically focusing on liver fibrosis and portal hypertension, a detrimental complications of liver diseases.  Understanding the mechanisms of disease processes will help to develop treatment options for serious complications of liver diseases and ultimately improve patients’ quality of life.  We use vascular biology, physiology, pathology, transcriptomic and signal transduction analyses in both animal models and human samples to study human liver diseases.