Division of Hepatology

GI & Liver Diseases Well Represented at AASLD 2018

BRONX, NY – November 14, 2018. The Einstein Montefiore Division of Hepatology faculty were well represented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), held November 9-13, 2018 at the Moscone North and South Convention Center San Francisco, CA.


Anjali Rai, Tamir Diamond, Debora Kogan-Liberman, Nadia Ovchinsky and Aileen Raizner. Loving your liver: Hepatology curriculum to improve pediatric resident proficiency. (Poster)


Pijun Wang, Wen-Jun Wang, John W. Murray and Allan W. Wolkoff. Rat oatp1a1 interacts directly with oatp1a4 facilitating its maturation and trafficking to the plasma membrane. (Poster)

Samuel Muench, Sanjana Luther, Ginger Wey, Sheila Reynoso, Marie Bresnahan, Ann Winters, Alain Harris Litwin, Jonathan M. Schwartz. Comparison of screening for hepatocellular carcinoma and esophageal varices by hepatologists and primary care providers among patients with Hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis. (Poster)

Helen H Wang, Xian-Cheng Jiang, David Q. Wang. Cholesterol gallstones and liver steatosis is completely prevented in Western diet-fed mice with the deletion of the intestinal lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 3 (Lpcat3) gene. (Poster)


Yogeshwar Sharma, Tatyana Tchaikovskaya, Sanjeev Gupta. Exosomes isolated from healthy donors possess therapeutic potential in human hepatocytes with alcohol-induced DNA damage related to ATM pathways. (Poster)

Tatsuya Taniguchi, Alana Zanetti Yabur, Pijun Wang and Allan W. Wolkoff. Quantitative assessment of organic anion transporters in normal and cirrhotic human liver. (Poster)

Fadi-Luc Jaber*, Yogeshwar Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta. Mechanism-based pharmacological interventions targeting cytotoxicity pathways in donor cells and innate immune responses in recipients improve liver repopulation by transplanted hepatocytes. (Poster)

Preeti Viswanathan, Nicole Pattamanuch, Yogeshwar Sharma, Tatyana Tchaikovskaya, Sanjeev Gupta. Causal molecular networks underlying activation but not expansion of resident liver progenitor cells in acetaminophen (APAP) induced acute liver failure (ALF). (Poster)

Anjali Rai, Sanghun Sin, Keivan Shifteh, Victoria Chernyak, Carmen Isasi, Bryan Rudolph, Nadia Ovchinsky, Ranaan Arens. Multi-organ effects of obstructive sleep apnea. (Poster)


Hadi Jamshaid Minhas, Yitzchak D Goldstein, Eran Bellin, Stuart Packer, Patricia Zyloney, Jonathan M. Schwartz. Impact of a screening initiative to prevent Hepatitis B reactivation among patients receiving Rituximab. (Poster)

Fadi-Luc Jaber*, Yogeshwar Sharma and Sanjeev Gupta. Antagonism of sulfonylurea KATP channel subunit in donor hepatocytes enhances their capacity for liver repopulation by improving mitochondrial health. Oral presentation. Fadi-Luc Jaber is recipient of Early Career Investigator Award in Basic Science and Clinical/Translational Science from AASLD Foundation.

Helen H Wang, Patrick Tso, David Q. Wang. Apolipoprotein (apo)a-V plays a critical role in biliary cholesterol homeostasis and its lack in bile promotes cholesterol gallstone formation in mice. Oral presentation.

Moderator: Sanjeev Gupta. Parallel 28: Cellular Biology in Liver Transplantation.

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