About the Author
Professor Alastair Burt has a long-standing interest in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. This is an important part of progressive liver disease and an essential component for the development of cirrhosis. He played a pivotal role in establishing the principal cell type involved in fibrogenesis is the hepatic stellate cell and was the first to characterise their cell kinetics in the response to injury establishing that there is not only proliferation of these cells in response to necrosis but a phenotypic modulation to myofibroblast-like cell Linda Ferrell, M.D. is a liver pathologist, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair of Clinical Services, and Director of Surgical Pathology at UCSF. She specializes in the diagnosis of liver disorders such as: benign liver tumors, cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma, vascular lesions, metastastic cancer to the liver, liver transplantation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Professor Stefan G Hubscher graduated from Birmingham University in 1979 and has worked and trained there ever since. While his main clinical work has been in liver pathology, he also has strong interests in hepatic, biliary and pancreatic malignancy.