The research laboratory of Tushar C. Patel, M.B., Ch.B., at Mayo Clinic in Florida focuses on liver epithelial cell biology, with an emphasis on the role and regulation of noncoding RNA genes in the pathogenesis of liver and biliary tract cancers.

A current area of interest involves the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which dysregulation of cell survival signaling pathways contributes to disease pathogenesis in hepatobiliary cancers. One of the goals of Dr. Patel's molecular hepatology laboratory is to understand these mechanisms and to use that knowledge to develop effective therapies for hepatobiliary cancers.