UNMC researcher to lead biochem/redox seminar today

Dr. Carol Casey
Dr. Carol Casey

University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher Dr. Carol Casey will discuss her work in a 4 p.m. May 8 lecture in the Beadle Center room N172. The talk, part of the Biochemistry/Redox Biology Center Seminar Series, is free and open to the public.

Casey, a professor of internal medicine at UNMC, will discuss "Trapping the Fats: Role of Alcohol in Impaired Lipid Droplet Trafficking and Metabolism in Liver."

Casey has been involved in the field of alcoholic liver injury for the past 25 years, with special emphasis on alcohol’s deleterious effects on protein trafficking. Her laboratory is well known for its contributions in the field of alcoholic liver injury, especially on a role for functional asialoglycoprotein receptor in the pathogenesis of liver injury.

In addition to research into the trafficking of lipid droplets in liver cells, Casey is examining a link between functional hepatic asialoglycoprotein receptor and progression of colon cancer.