Dr. Jessica Fortin

Dr. Jessica Fortin received a combined DVM-PhD (veterinary medicine, pathology) degree in 2015 from the University of Montreal, a MSc with honors in medicinal chemistry (2008), and baccalaureate degrees in Pharmacy (2004) and chemistry (2007) from Laval University. Prior to her training in veterinary medicine, she worked for two years with Dr. Laurence H. Hurley [...]

Dr. Heather Francis

Heather Francis, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and a Research Biologist at RLR VA Medical Center. The goal of her laboratory is to investigate the synergistic role that cholangiocytes and mast cells play during cholestatic liver injury, cholangiocarcinoma and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The lab is currently funded by both [...]

Dr. Veronica Azcutia

Veronica Azcutia is an Assistant Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain, where she studied the pathophysiology of the vascular endothelium under diabetic and inflammatory conditions. She joined Dr. Bill Luscinskas Lab at [...]

Dr. Piyali Dasgupta

Dr. Piyali Dasgupta is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University.  Originally from India, Dr. Dasgupta came to the United States to pursue her postdoctoral studies at Columbia University, New York and the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.  Research in Dr. Dasgupta’s laboratory examines the [...]

Vik Meadows

Vik Meadows is a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Francis, part of the Indiana Center for Liver Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Vik’s research aims to understand the interactions between mast cells and cholangiocytes (the epithelial cells of the bile ducts) during [...]