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Fostering innovation and collaboration in liver research
About the Liver Center
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.
Research Themes of the Center
The overall focus of the Center is on integrative biology of the liver. Research in the Center is organized into 3 themes: Liver Injury, Repair & Transplantation​, Hepatic Metabolism & Metabolic Derangements, Liver Cell Biology, Plasticity & Transformation​.
Core Services of the Center
The Liver Center operates four biomedical core facilities to expedite and enhance the research performed by Center members. The Cores are designed to provide liver-specific services that are unavailable elsewhere within or outside UCSF.

​Welcome to the UCSF Liver Center

The Liver Center is a consortium of more than 60 researchers who share a common interest in liver biology and disease. The goal of the Center is to integrate bench science with clinical investigation, in support of its vision to understand and cure human liver diseases.

The physicians and scientists of the Liver Center are committed to improving understanding of liver biology and alleviating suffering from liver diseases. Read More.

Jacquelyn Maher, MD

Program Director, Liver Center


Liver Center News

Congratulations to two Liver Center members recognized for their contributions to mentoring!


Dr. Jennifer Lai is the recpient of the 2023 UCSF Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of Associate Professor.



Dr. Mandana Khalili is the recpient of the 2023 ZSFG Department of Medicine Mentoring Award.

Deadline approaching for abstracts for the 2023 Liver Meeting!

The abstract submitter for The Liver Meeting 2023 is now open. The deadline for submission is May 24, 2023. For more information and submission instructions follow this link.


Featured Publications

Goldberg EL, Letian A, Dlugos T, Leveau C, Dixit VD. Innate immune cell- intrinsic ketogenesis is dispensable for organismal metabolism and age-related inflammation. J Biol Chem. 2023 Feb 10:103005. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2023.103005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36775129.

Liu Y, Trnka MJ, He L, Burlingame AL, Correia MA. In-Cell Chemical Crosslinking Identifies Hotspots for SQSTM-1/p62-IκBα Interaction That Underscore a Critical Role of p62 in Limiting NF-κB Activation Through IκBα Stabilization. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2023 Feb;22(2):100495. doi: 10.1016/j.mcpro.2023.100495. Epub 2023 Jan 10. PMID: 36634736; PMCID: PMC9947424.

Qureshy Z, Lokken RP, Kakar S, Grab J, Mehta N, Sarkar M. Influence of progestin-only hormonal use on hepatocellular adenomas: A retrospective cohort study. Contraception. 2023 Mar;119:109915. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2022.11.006. Epub 2022 Dec 5. PMID: 36476331.

Patel RK, Jaszczak RG, Kwok I, Carey ND, Courau T, Bunis D, Samad B, Avanesyan L, Chew NW, Stenske S, Jespersen JM, Publicover J, Edwards A, Naser M, Rao AA, Lupin-Jimenez L, Krummel MF, Cooper S, Baron J, Combes AJ, Fragiadakis GK. Cyclone: an accessible pipeline to analyze, evaluate and optimize multiparametric cytometry data. bioRxiv [Preprint]. 2023 Mar 11:2023.03.08.531782. doi: 10.1101/2023.03.08.531782. PMID: 36945648; PMCID: PMC10028883.

For a complete list of liver-related member publications updated monthly, click here