Gulam Waris: Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Postdoctoral fellowship on viral hepatitis B and C at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), Denver. Assistant Professor: Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Chicago Medical School, March 1, 2007 to present. Area of expertise: Molecular bases of liver disease pathogenesis associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. HCV cause chronic hepatitis in humans which progresses to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Mechanisms by which viral infections induce; 1) liver fibrosis; 2) inflammation and liver oncogenesis; 3) metabolic disorders such as steatosis and insulin resistance; 4) HCV-HBV coinfection. Signal transduction pathways associated with tumorigenesis.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013