Rui E. Castro is Principal Investigator at The Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa) and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He completed his PhD at the University of Lisbon and the Department of Medicine (GI Division), University of Minnesota Medical School, USA, in 2006. Since then, Rui has been combining his background in the modulation of liver cell function with his most recent discoveries in the miRNA field, to answer key questions on liver physiology and pathophysiology. In 2015, he was selected as a UEG Rising Star. Follow Rui on Twitter @RuiCastroHD.
Anna Mae Diehl is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Duke Liver Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA. She obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University in 1978, which was followed by medical residency, a gastroenterology fellowship and professorship at Johns Hopkins University. The author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, she is also the recipient of many awards. Anna Mae is a physician investigator who has a longstanding interest in the liver injury and repair, particularly related to fatty liver disease.