Reza Zarnegar, PhD

Reza Zarnegar, PhD*

S411A Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Liver-Related Work

The focus of Dr. Zarnegar’s laboratory is to decipher the molecular mechanisms by which Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) and its receptor MET regulate hepatocyte growth and metabolism. In particular, their focus is on the regulation of hepatic glucose and fat metabolism and its implication in Fatty Liver Disease. Studies are also aimed at exploiting  HGF/MET in chronic liver diseases inflicted by liver inflammation, hepatocyte degeneration and hepatitis such as NASH. Dr. Zarnegar’s laboratory also studies HGF gene mutation in human cancer such as breast, colon, and liver cancer and how to target HGF/MET axis in cancer.


Department of Pathology