Liver Pathobiology

Welcome to the webpage of the Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group at the American Society of Investigative Pathology. Our mission is to advance our understanding of the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of all aspects of liver disease with the goal of enabling the development of new diagnostics and treatments that will lessen the burden of these diseases in the United States and world-wide.

The objectives of the ASIP Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group are:

  1. To engage liver scientists in debate, exchange, and discussion on advances in all fields of liver pathobiology
  2. To promote cutting-edge and relevant research in hepatic pathobiology
  3. To foster dialogue, collaborations and networking among researchers with common interests in hepatic biology
  4. To disseminate scientific knowledge in the discipline

Each year, several important liver-related sessions are organized at the annual ASIP meeting as a part of the Experimental Biology conference. Such sessions at the annual meeting include symposia, workshops, minisymposia and poster sessions. The program takes into account the diversity among the hepatic researchers who are members or are regular attendees at the annual ASIP meeting and broadly covers the field of liver development, stem cells, regeneration, injury, fibrosis, metabolism and neoplasia.

The Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group congregates socially at Experimental Biology as ‘Club HepatomaniaTM’ to foster networking and collaborations among the ASIP members with each other and with other researchers interested in hepatic biology. Club Hepatomania is the official reception and poster discussion session for the ASIP liver interest group, and is host to a poster presentation and informal social event, where participants can discuss high impact and timely research in the discipline of liver pathobiology. At the same time this reception is a platform to meet the established researchers, junior faculty and trainees in the hepatic field, which enables forming new and strengthening old collaborations, networking, and exploring job opportunities.

There is also an official Club HepatomaniaTM Facebook page (, which we have established as a forum to exchange views, share personal research and news, discuss timely topics, highlight advances, debate controversies, post job openings, announce liver meetings, and address other research and education related topics in the field of liver pathobiology. We welcome all “Hepatomaniacs” to friend us and join the discussion!


Kari Nichole Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
Satdarshan Paul S. Monga, MD


ASIP Members are invited to participate in the Liver Pathobiology SIG Listserv. Please email to have your name and email address added to the listserv.

To send a message to the Liver Pathobiology SIG Listserv, send your email to Please note that you must be a member of this listserv in order to send and receive messages.


Please direct all questions to: Lisa McFadden (240) 283-9712.


Paul MongaSatdarshan Paul S. Monga, MD
University of Pittsburgh


Kari Nejak-BowenKari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
University of Pittsburgh


Vik Meadows
Vik Meadows, PhD
Rutgers University