Arun J. SanyalMD, FAASLD
Dr. Arun J. Sanyal, MD, MBBS, has been a physician-scientist for 25 years and his research has spanned the spectrum of translational science from basic discovery to first in humans and advanced phase clinical trials and regulatory aspects of drug development. These studies have revolved around cirrhosis and its complications and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a major complication of obesity.
Dr. Sanyal has chaired the NIDDK NASH clinical research network and has been continuously funded for over 20 years. He has also served as chair of the NIH hepatobiliary study section and chair of the division of gastroenterology at VCU. His work in the laboratory has focused on metabolic dysregulation in NASH and cross-talk between NASH and alcoholic liver disease. He is particularly interested in how metabolic signals translate into inflammation and cell stress in NASH.