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The interdisciplinary, NIDDK-supported Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, established in 1974, conducts scientific investigation to understand fundamental mechanisms of normal liver functions, alterations in these functions in pathophysiologic states in animal model systems and in human liver disease and development of methods (therapies) to overcome these abnormalities.

Our Mission

The overall goal of our Center is to provide at the College of Medicine an intellectual and scientific environment in which independent, established and newly developing investigators from multiple disciplines bring together their collective abilities to bear on research problems in liver biology, pathobiology and disease. It is our thesis that fundamental research conducted by basic investigators working together with physician scientists having complementary interests in fundamental aspects of liver pathobiology provides the best opportunity and greatest hope for innovative contributions toward understanding liver disease.