Therapeutic intervention of AGE/RAGE pathway in NAFLD

Research Opportunity
PhD, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Austin Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Chandana Herath cherath@unimelb.edu.au + 3 9496 2549 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Peter Angus Personal web page

Summary Identify potentially modifiable factors that exacerbate liver injury and fibrosis in NAFLD and to develop therapies that can prevent or slow liver scarring.

Project Details

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to 30% of the adult population and is now a major cause of liver disease related premature illness and death in Australia. Currently there is no established drug therapy and treatment is largely based on lifestyle modification, which is difficult to achieve in most patients. As a result, there remains a major need to identify potentially modifiable factors that exacerbate liver injury and fibrosis in NAFLD and to develop therapies that can prevent or slow liver scarring.




Research Opportunities

PhD, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Hepatology and Gastroenterology Research Group

Research Node

Austin Health

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