Basic and Translational Research

This committee supports the presentation of basic and translational research at the Annual Congress, organizes workshops on relevant topics, and is building a network of expert centers dedicated to the basic study of liver transplantation. To join our dedicated email discussion group, log onto, click on your name (upper right), then 'My Profile', then 'Join Specialty Discussion Group'.

Key aims:

  • To represent and recruit ILTS members engaged in basic and translational research,
  • To encourage their participation in the ILTS Annual Congress and other educational programs, promoting awareness of advances in Basic Science to all ILTS members,
  • To promote communication and fellowship between basic scientists and clinicians in all disciplines,
  • To foster collaborative links with relevant ILTS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and with scientists in other relevant specialist societies, including the development of a network of expert centers dedicated to translational research in liver transplantation.

Key tasks:

  • Meet at Annual Congress (May-July) to review recent activities and member feedback, discuss council input from the most recent council meeting and develop an agenda for the following year.
  • Work with linked SIGs to develop Basic Science sessions and workshops for the ILTS Annual Congress, and review relevant abstracts
  • Advise and assist ILTS website team re Basic Science content.
  • Advise the Executive Committee and Council on science-related issues, especially education and member recruitment.

Committee Members:

  • Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD – Past Chair {2022} Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Markus Selzner, MDChair {2022} Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • Paulo Martins MD, PhD, FAST Vice-Chair {2022} University Of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
  • Valeria Mas, M.S., PhD, FASTAffiliated Councilor {2023}, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
  • Maen Abdelibrahim, MD, PhD, Pharm.B {2024} Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
  • Mamatha Bhat, MD {2022} Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • Eliano Bonaccorsi Riani, MD {2022} Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc at Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium
  • Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD {2024} University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Corey Eymard, MD {2022} Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
  • Cheng-Maw Ho, MD, PhD {2024} National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Muhammed Yuksel, Bsc, Msc, PhD {2024} Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ali Zarrinpar,MD, PhD, FACS, FAST {2023} Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

*Committee terms end at Annual Congress in year shown in brackets

Trainee Members

  • Angela Chen, MD {2022} Indiana University School Of Medicine, IN, USA
  • Zoltan Czigany, MD, PhD {2022} University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Isabel Brüggenwirth MD/PhD candidate {2022} University Medical Center Gröningen, Gröningen, Netherlands



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Committee Terms of Reference