Gyongyi SzaboVice Chair, Associate Dean, Professor | Worcester, Massachusetts
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine and serves as Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the MD/PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Szabo received her MD from the University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary, and her PhD from the National Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. She completed internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a physician scientist, she is involved in patient care and leads clinical and translational research projects in liver diseases.
Dr. Szabo's research investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunity and inflammation in the liver including alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis infection. She had uninterrupted NIH funding since 1989 and her current support includes an NIH merit award. Her recent research focuses on the role of pattern recognition receptor signaling and inflammasome activation in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases and in alcohol-induced acceleration of hepatitis C virus infection. She currently studies dendritic cell antigen presentation and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of alcohol- and hepatitis C- induced modulation of inflammation.