Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Alumni

Name: Rohan Manohar
Email: rrm19@pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-235-5217
Mentor Name: Dr. Eric Lagasse

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Undergraduate Degree: BS (Biology, Minor: Chemistry)
Undergraduate Institution: Denison University

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Graduate Program: INTBP, CMP

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Liver disease is the 8th leading cause of mortality in the US. The only long-term cure for chronic liver disease is Orthotopic liver transplantation, which comes with all the expected pitfalls of whole-organ transplantation. While hepatocyte transplantation is being considered as an alternative therapy, hepatocytes are fragile cells. Furthemore, being mature differentiated cells, they are less capable of multipotency and long-term proliferation. My project involves the isolation and characterization of liver progenitor cells or "stem cells" as an alternative cell-based therapy to treat chronic liver diease.

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