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​The UC San Diego NAFLD Research Center is dedicated to performing cutting-edge translational research in all aspects of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Responding to the needs of our patients, we pursue more effective treatments and less invasive diagnostic and monitoring methods. Center Director Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, leads a multidisciplinary team of trainees, nurses, clinicians and scientists.

Dr. Rohit Loomba

Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, is a leading expert in translational research and innovative clinical trial design in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and steatohepatitis (NASH).  He is the founding director of the UCSD NAFLD Translational Research Unit where his team is conducting cutting edge research in all aspects of NAFLD including non-invasive biomarkers, genetics, epidemiology, clinical trial design, imaging end-points, and integrated OMICs using microbiome, metabolome and lipidome. More

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Fatty Liver Disease and Scarring Have Strong Genetic Component

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental factors.
The findings are published online in the journal Gastroenterology... More from the UC San Diego Newsroom

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