Clinical Oncology Program
PHD; 2006; University of North Carolina
BS; 2001; Hampton University
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The goal of my research group is to study the function of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during liver injury and disease. We are interested in the molecular nature of ECM interactions with hepatocytes and how this interface impacts cellular phenotype. We also aim to determine mechanisms by which the ECM promotes growth factor and cytokine signaling and how these complex networks drive liver pathobiology including the acute injury response, fibrosis, and cancer progression.