The UCSF Liver Center is one of 17 Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) in the United States, whose purpose is to enhance research productivity and collaboration among scientists with similar interests. Founded in 1975 by Dr. Rudi Schmid, the UCSF Liver Center now comprises more than 70 members representing the fields of biochemistry and cell biology as well as medical disciplines including internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, pathology, radiology and anesthesia. The Center is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK P30 DK026743).
The mission of the Center is to understand and cure human liver diseases. The Center facilitates the fulfillment of this mission by providing its members research support and a strong academic community. More information about the Center is available in the sections outlined below.