The Yale Liver Center

The Yale Liver Center is one of 18 Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCCs) supported by NIH/NIDDK. The Yale Liver Center has been funded continuously since 1984 and is one of only four that focus on the liver. The Yale Liver Center supports investigation of liver structure, function and disease. Research support is provided through the Center’s Four Core Facilities, as well as through Pilot Feasibility Projects that are offered annually.

The research base focuses on six major areas:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Liver 
  • Hepatic Transport Mechanisms
  • Basic Biology of Disease Processes
  • Studies of the Splanchnic Circulation
  • Liver Immunology
  • Liver Cancer
  • Clinical Hepatology

More than seventy-five independent principal investigators are members of the Center which involves over 20 departments at Yale including, but not limited to: Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Cell Biology; Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Comparative Medicine; School of Public Health; Human Genetics; Immunobiology; Laboratory Medicine; Internal Medicine; Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Pathology; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Radiology; Transplant and Surgery.

The Liver Center also supports weekly research seminars (on Tuesday afternoons) and clinical lectures (on Friday afternoons), in conjunction with the Section of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine.


Michael H. Nathanson, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael H. Nathanson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Liver Center more...

Liver Center Upcoming Events

March 7th, 2017

Visha Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD

Professor of Comparitive Medicine and Immunobiology

Yale School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Michael H. Nathanson)

TAC S247, 5:00PM

April 4th, 2017

Holger Willenbring, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Member, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Associate Director, Liver Center

University of California San Francisco

(Host: Dr. Mario Strazzabosco)

TAC S247, 5:00PM

May 2nd, 2017

Paul Kubes, PhD

Professor, Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

University of Calgary

(Host: Dr. Mario Strazzabosco)

TAC S247, 5:00PM

May 16th, 2017

Laura Nagy, PhD

Professor of Molecular Medicine

Director, Center for Liver Disease Research

Lerner Research Institute Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

(Host: Dr. Mario Strazzabosco)

TAC S247, 5:00PM