Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD

Rm. S433, S-BST
200 Lothrop street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Research Interests

The role of HGF and stellate cells in liver regeneration, the role of beta-catenin and p65 in liver injury/cancer


  1. Nejak-Bowen KN, Monga SP. Beta-catenin signaling, liver regeneration and hepatocellular cancer: Sorting the good from the bad. Semin Cancer Biol. 2010 Dec 21.

  2. Nejak-Bowen KN, Thompson MD, Singh S, Bowen WC Jr, Dar MJ, Khillan J, Dai C, Monga SP. Accelerated liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis in mice overexpressing serine-45 mutant beta-catenin. Hepatology. 2010 May;51(5):1603-13.

  3. Nejak-Bowen KN, Zeng G, Tan X, Cieply B, Monga SP. Beta-catenin regulates vitamin C biosynthesis and cell survival in murine liver. J Biol Chem. 2009 Oct 9;284(41):28115-27.

  4. Nejak-Bowen K and Monga SPS. Wnt/β-catenin signaling in hepatic organogenesis. Organogenesis. 2008 4(2): 92-99.

  5. Thompson M, Nejak-Bowen K, and Monga SPS. Crosstalk of the Wnt signaling pathway. Targeting the Wnt pathway in cancer. Springer. (Book chapter, in press).