Liver NPC stainingThe Pittsburgh Liver Research Center strives to provide its members with meaningful and relevant enrichment programs.

The Seminar series features established liver researchers and clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC as well as from other universities and hospitals. Seminars are held one Monday each month.

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Roundtables are designed to exhibit the connection between work within clinics and labs. Clinicians and basic scientists are paired by topic for these sessions, with both presenters having the opportunity to explicate the topic from the perspective of their own work. The goal is to foster translational science, dialogue, and collaboration among the members of the Center. Each SIG meets once every 6 weeks.


PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Luke Wiseman @ S120 BST South and Zoom
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


R. Luke Wiseman, Ph.D.

Professor: Department of Molecular Medicine

The Scripps Research Institute

Title: Pharmacologically Targeting the Unfolded Protein Response: Where do we go from here?

PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. David Wink @ 1105 Scaife hall and Zoom
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

David A. Wink, Jr., Ph.D.

Deputy Chief, Cancer Innovation Laboratory

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Title: TBD

PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Irina Kirpich @ S123 BST and Zoom
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Irina Kirpich, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Louisville

Title: TBD

PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Sayee Anakk @ S120 BST South and Zoom
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sayee Anakk, PhD
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
453 Med Sci Bldg
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Title: TBD