Dr Devanshi Seth ready to test the genes of thousands of drinkers

Dr Devanshi Seth, Group Leader, Alcoholic Liver Disease

Dr Devanshi Seth, Group Leader, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Liver Injury & Cancer

Centenary’s Dr Devanshi Seth, a researcher who works in the liver lab and who also works at RPA’s Drug Health Services has given an in-depth interview about her work on heavy drinking and liver cirrhosis in the online magazine femail.com.au.

Dr Devanshi and her colleagues are soon to start testing the genes of hundreds of Sydney-siders and thousands of others across six countries with the support of the grant from the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The US government is investing $2.5 million in a Sydney-based study to determine the role of genetics in alcoholic liver disease. The study, should lead to better diagnosis and treatment of the condition – a silent epidemic that costs $3.8 billion a year in Australia alone.

To read the full interview, please click here.

Read more about Dr Devanshi Seth’s work and how the US Government is backing this new study.