Liver Disease Research Program Area

The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of liver disease through the Liver Disease Research Program Area. This program area supports research into the pathophysiology of disease, diagnostics, molecular and genetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with disease. As with all research program areas, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than genomic research approaches working in isolation. Regenerative Medicine research is strongly supported by the Liver Disease Research Program Area.

Key canine health problems addressed by this research program include, but are not limited to:

  • Portosystemic Shunts
  • Hepatorportal Microvascular Dysplasia
  • Copper Toxicosis
  • Gallbladder Mucoceles
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatocutaneous Syndrome   
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatic Lipidosis

View recently funded research in the Hepatic Disease Research Program Area >>

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