Division Chief

Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D.

Allan W. Wolkoff, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Associate Chair for Research Department of Medicine

Herman Lopata Chair in Liver Disease Research

Chief, Department of Medicine Division of Hepatology

Director, Marion Bessin Liver Research Center

718.430.3798

Areas of Research: Hepatocyte cell biology: mechanisms of microtubule-based subcellular trafficking of transporters and receptors including the roles of molecular motors and accessory proteins

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Full-Time Faculty

Esperanza Arias-Perez, Ph.D.

Esperanza Arias-Perez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

718.430.4188

Areas of Research: Metabolic hepatic injury elating to pathobiology and treatment of fatty liver disorders, hepatic tumorigenesis and liver cancer progression.

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Eva K. Billerbeck, Ph.D.

Eva K. Billerbeck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

718.430.2607

Areas of Research: liver immunology, antiviral adaptive immunity, viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, mouse models of hepatotropic viruses

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Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases

718.430.2689

Areas of Research: Understanding the molecular basis of malfunctioning of autophagy (cellular quality control system) with age and the contribution of defects on this cellular pathway to age-related disorders such as neurodegeneration, metabolic disorders and cancer.

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Sofia de Oliveira, Ph.D.

Sofia de Oliveira, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

718.430.4294

Areas of Research: Our lab studies neutrophils and their role in disease progression. We are particularly interested in unveiling how the presence of systemic inflammation and metabolic dysregulation found in metainflammation and inflammaging settings alter the neutrophils

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Carolina Eliscovich, Ph.D.

Carolina Eliscovich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

718.430.3644

Areas of Research: We study the biology of spatially organized mRNAs in the liver. We develop microscopy technology using fluorescent-labeled probes to in situ visualize single molecules of mRNA within cells and tissue with high spatiotemporal resolution.

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Sanjeev Gupta, M.D.,

Sanjeev Gupta, M.D.,

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor, Department of Pathology

718.430.3309

Areas of Research: Liver regeneration in health and disease Biology and differentiation of hepatic stem cells DNA damage response involving ATM and downstream pathways Translational studies using liver cell and animal models Therapeutics including cell and gene therapy

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Helen H. Jiang, M.S.

Helen H. Jiang, M.S.

Principal Staff Scientist, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

718.430.8020

Areas of Research: The genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of cholesterol cholelithiasis, and lipid metabolism in the liver, bile, intestine and plasma, and the pathogenesis of cholestasis, nonalcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver diseases

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Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Milan Kinkhabwala, M.D.

Professor, Department of Surgery

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Chief, Department of Surgery Transplant Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center

Director, Department of Surgery Abdominal Organ Transplantation

718.920.6659

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Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, M.B.B.S.

Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, M.B.B.S.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)

Professor, Department of Genetics

Scientific Director, Gene Therapy Facility

718.430.2265

Areas of Research: The focus of our laboratory is inherited liver-based disorders, including their mechanisms, personalized disease modeling based on pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes, and novel treatments based on cell transplantation and gene therapy.

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Emeritus and Voluntary Faculty

Irwin M. Arias, M.D.