Principal Investigator Rotonya M. Carr, M.D.
Jason Correnti, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Correnti enjoys alcoholic beverages in moderation, spurring interest in how alcohol affects liver normal function. In particular, he is interested in the observation that while many people enjoy alcohol, relatively few develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD). The goal of Dr. Correnti’s research is to understand what factors in addition to alcohol consumption separate these two groups, and is currently focused on dietary factors. The first clinical sign of ALD is the accumulation of fat in the liver, and he is studying how alcohol and dietary factors interact to alter normal liver metabolism and promote disease. The goal of these studies is to develop therapies to block ALD onset. Dr. Correnti is also a lifelong Philadelphia resident, obtaining his Ph.D. at Thomas Jefferson University, and maintains a love/hate relationship with the local pro sports teams.