Lab Members


Cynthia Moylan, MD
Ayako Suzuki, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinators

Angela Braswell
Magdi Elgasim
Mariko Kopping
Naglaa Tawadrous

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Georgia Sofia Karachaliou, MD, MSc

Research Interests

Our research focuses on metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), currently one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. Our work investigates the risk factors associated with MASLD and its associated liver injury, and evaluates new therapies which may treat and/or reverse liver injury. Our research goals are to optimize the liver-related complications of obesity and improve the quality of life and liver health of patients with MASLD.

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Current Studies


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