Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Medical License, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Dr. Szabo is the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Sciences Endowed Chair and Associate Vice Provost for Interprofessional Education and Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Szabo is an internationally recognized leader in the field of liver immunology and inflammation. Her translational research and clinical investigations focus on alcoholic hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis. She is the lead investigator on an NIH-supported multicenter clinical trial in alcoholic hepatitis. Her laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of inflammation and innate immunity to identify therapeutic targets and to explore translation of bench to bedside opportunities in liver diseases. Her recent research focuses on the role of Toll-like receptor and Nod-like receptor signaling pathways in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases and the importance of micro-RNAs as biomarkers. In recognition of her contributions to medical research she was recently elected to be a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She serves on the Editorial Board of Hepatology, and on the Advisory Board of several agencies including the NIH ExRNA Consortium. She serves on the AASLD Governing Board as President in 2015.