Bailey Lab

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Fat accumulation in liver tissue in a case of fatty liver disease. Even short-term changes in either sleep or diet, like those that occur during the holidays, can affect the liver’s ability to contribute to fat digestion. Credit: Biophoto Associates/Science Source

The goal of Dr. Bailey’s Lab is to discover novel mechanisms and pathways linking disrupted hepatic energy metabolism to the development of liver damage and to use our discoveries to advance new therapeutic strategies for treating liver disease patients.

Current disease and research focus areas include alcohol and obesity-related fatty liver disease; lipid, glycogen, and mitochondrial metabolism; and circadian rhythms and molecular clocks. We are also investigating how the liver and obesity-induced alterations in liver clock-driven mechanisms distally affects extra-hepatic organs and cardiovascular health.

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