Breakthrough in Liver Disease Research at UVA

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the world’s most common liver disease. UVA researchers led by Dr. Irina Bochkis of UVA’s Department of Pharmacology identifies the key findings in the cause behind NAFLD.

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Ayathi Gogineni is a second-year in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA pursuing a major in Chemistry. This is her second year at WUVA and first year as Student Life Assistant Director. She is passionate about podcasting and recording corner bites videos and hopes to begin an official research focused series at WUVA (as well as continuing to Co-Host Guide to Charlottesville Series). Outside of WUVA, Ayathi is a Madison House Medical Services Volunteer and Service Learning Trip Coordinator of the MEDLIFE chapter at UVA.
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