Nagy To Give NIAAA Keller Lecture, Jan. 28
Dr. Laura E. Nagy will deliver the 24th annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The title of her talk is “Inflammation and Cell Death in Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease.”
Nagy is currently a professor of molecular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and a staff member in the departments of inflammation and immunity and gastroenterology and hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University.
Nagy is an internationally recognized leader in the field of alcohol research who has made major contributions to our understanding of alcohol’s impact on organ and immune system interactions. In particular, she has made significant contributions to understanding the innate immune system’s role in the progression of alcohol-associated liver diseases (ALD).
She also has done pioneering work on alcohol’s impact on adipose tissue and on the interaction between adipose tissue and the liver in the development of ALD. Her laboratory consistently produces new and innovative insights into mechanisms of alcohol damage to the liver by following unique avenues of research.
NIAAA established the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series as a tribute to Keller’s pioneering contributions to the field of alcohol research. Honorees have made significant contributions to our understanding of how alcohol affects the body and mind, how we can prevent, diagnose and treat alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder and how today’s scientific advancements can provide hope for tomorrow.