Liver injury and inflammation

Grupo Liver Injury


Liver Seminars: Steven Dooley, Alcoholic liver disease on 28.11.18...DON´T MISS IT!!!


EASL Basic School of Hepatology: Liver Vasculature coming soon in Barcelona (25-27th October, 2018)


Latest publication on a new model of Ibuprofen toxicity: A JNK2 story


Is Caspase 8 blockade an effective treatment for obstructive cholestasis?


Gut-liver axis


EASL Monothematic Conferences 2018

latest collaboration recently published in Hepatology


miR-155 expression in inflammatory cells as a potential strategy to modulate liver injury



Work with us

Our graduate training programs are designed for both scientist and clinicians. The School’s Ph.D. program in Biomedical Science Research recruits excellent students for intramural research groups. Prospective students are welcome to apply by submitting a cover letter and a CV.


Contact us


Twitter: @CUBEROlab


How to find us

The Department of Immunology is located on the 4th Floor, Pavilion 5 within the School of Medicine at the Complutense University Madrid.

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By Bus: G, U, 82, 132;

By Metro: Linea 6;






  • Prof. Matías Ávila, Director of the Hepatology Programme, CIMA, Pamplona, Spain
  • PD Dr. Lars P. Bechmann, Uniklinik Essen, Essen, Germany
  • Dr. Santiago Canals, Institute of Neurosciences, Alicante, Spain
  • Dr. Gang Zhao and Prof. Hai Hu, Oriental Affiliated Hospital with Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Profs. Maribel Lucena and Raul Andrade, Pharmacology Department, Malaga University School of Medicine, Malaga, Spain
  • Prof. Rafael Bañares and Javier Vaquero, Dept. Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain
  • Drs. Aldo Torres y Ricardo U. Macias-Rodriguez, Department of Gastroenterology, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán", Mexico D.F, Mexico
  • Dr. Leonard J. Nelson, Institute for Bioengineering, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • Prof. Lang Tran, IOM, Edinburgh, Scotland

Our Research

  • Mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs)
  • Reactive Oxygen (ROS) and Nitrogen Species (RNS)
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis(NASH)
  • Drug-induced liver injury (DILI)
  • Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
  • Chronic liver disease (CLD)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Gallbladder disorders


  • Hepatocyte Jnk1 and Jnk2 exert combined effects in protecting against toxic liver injury.
  • Jnk1 in bone marrow derived cells mediates liver regeneration.
  • Hematopoietic cells-derived Jnk1 triggers chronic inflammation and end-stage carcinogenesis
  • Jnk1 in hepatic stellate cells is a crucial mediator of hepatic inflammation.


  • Bobo Chen, M.D., Ph.D. candidate
  • Fengjie Hao, M.D., Ph.D. candidate
  • Arantza Lamas, B.Sc., Ph.D. candidate (UCM/Harvard Fellowship)
  • Hui Ye, M.D. Ph.D. candidate
  • Kang Zheng, M.D., Ph.D. candidate
  • Laura Morán, B.Sc., Ph.D. candidate (CAM Fellowship)


Prof. Eduardo Martinez-Naves 

Yulia Nevzorova, M.D., Ph.D. nevzorova-lab


Fengjie Hao, M.D., Ph.D. candidate

 Arantza Lamas, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. student

Hui Ye, M.D., Ph.D. student

Fengjie Hao, M.D., Ph.D. student

Kang Zheng, M.D., Ph.D. student

Chen Chaobao, M.D., Ph.D. student