Several members of the Goessling lab recently attended The Annual Liver Meeting, a large conference sponsored by the AASLD. The conference this year took place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, so we were close to many friends and colleagues.
Postdoc Andy Cox presented a poster entitled "S-nitrosothiol signaling regulates liver size during development and is hepatoprotective following acetaminophen injury." Graduate student Leah Liu ("Endocannabinoid receptors have divergent roles during liver development and steatosis") and postdoc Sahar Nissim ("Prostaglandin E2 regulates endodermal fate decisions and organ growth during liver and pancreas development") also displayed posters in the Cell and Molecular and NASH: Basic categories, respectively. Graduate student Maija Garnaas exhibited a more recent project, "Estrogen exhibits dual roles during liver development to inhibit hepatoblast differentiation and enhance hepatocyte proliferation in an Esr2-dependent manner."
We all enjoyed a great talk by Dr. Michael Pack concerning a plant toxin and models of biliary atresia in the zebrafish. Several also attended a parallel session on Stem Cells in Liver Diseases and Cancer.