2209 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
University of Valencia School of Medicine, Valencia, Spain
Dr. Bataller graduated in Medicine at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 1990. He completed his residency in Gastroenterology in Barcelona in 1994. He did the PhD from 1995-2000 on the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. Between 2000 and 2003, Dr. Bataller completed a research fellowship in hepatology at UNC-Chapel Hill with Prof. David A. Brenner. During this period, he investigated the role of angiotensin II and NADPH oxidase in liver fibrosis. Since 2003, he has worked as a senior physician in the Liver Unit of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona where he coordinated the management of patients with alcoholic liver disease. Since 2004, he has led the “Laboratory of Liver Fibrosis” at IDIBAPS, a research center associated with the Hospital Clinic. During the last 5 years, he has been working to develop new therapies for alcoholic liver disease and has performed translational investigations on human samples to identify molecular determinants of alcoholic hepatitis. In November 2011, he joined UNC as an associate professor of Medicine and Nutrition and also joined the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. Dr. Bataller’s research will focus on the molecular mechanisms of steatohepatitis in order to identify new targets for therapy.