Dr. Bansal joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2001 after completing Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002 she became the
Hepatology Fellowship Director, leading one of the largest hepatology fellowships in the United States. While remaining clinically active, she has also developed an NIH-funded basic research program focusing on understanding underlying molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis in an effort to develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies. Her research interests focus on the role of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 in liver fibrosis and regeneration and Role of the chemokine receptors, CXCR4 and CCR5, on stellate cell biology and fibrogenesis. The latter has great implications in understanding mechanism of HCV- and HIV/HCV-induced liver disease. Her research has resulted in numerous awards which include the AGA Shirley and Miles Fiterman Basic Research Prize(2005), The Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award (2006), and the Regal Award for Research Excellence in GI and Liver(2006).…
Bansal MB, Friedman SL. Reversal of Hepatic Fibrosis-Fact or Fantasy?. Hepatology 2006; 43: S82-88.
Kodali R, Hajjou M, Berman AB, Schecter AD, Zhang S, Pan JJ, Bansal MB. Chemokines Induce Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Through Activation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells. Cardiovascular Research 2006; 69: 706-715.
Bansal MB, Kovalovich K, Li W, Gupta R, Taub RA, Alvarez CE, Safadi R, Radbill B, Friedman SL, Agarwarl A. Interleukin-6 Protects Hepatocytes from CCl4- Mediated Necrosis and Apoptosis in Mice by Reducing MMP-2 Expression. Journal of Hepatology 2005; 42: 548-556.
Safadi R, Ohta M, Alvarez CE, Friedman SL, Bansal MB, Mehal WZ, Fiel MI. Immune Stimulation of Hepatic Fibrogenesis by CD8 Lymphocytes and its Attenuation by Transgenic Interleukin 10 from Hepatocytes. Gastroenterology 2004; 127: 870-882.
C. Richard Bowman Memorial Award (The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College - 1997)
Friedman SL, Bansal MB. The enlarging role of matrix metalloproteinases in liver injury - beyond scar degradation. J Hepatol 2002 Aug; 37(2): 293-294.
David E. Rogers Memorial Prize (The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College - 1997)
Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award (Regal Awards: Research Excellence in GI and Liver - 2006)
Hong F MD, Tuyama A, Agarwal R, Gupta R, Cheng X, Garg A, Inoue YM, Fiel M MD, Schwartz M MD, Schwartzkopf M, Schecter AD, Bansal MB MD. Hepatic Stellate Cells Express Functional CXCR4: Role in Stromal Cell Derived Facter -1a medicated Stellate Cell Activation. Hepatology 2009; 49: 2005-2067.
First Prize (Komarov Competition-Basic Science. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 2001)
Tuyama AC, Hong F MD, Saiman Y, Wang C MD, Mosoian A, Chen P, Chen BK, Klotman M MD, Bansal MB MD. HIV-1 Infects Human Hepatic Stellate Cells and Promotes Collagen I and MCP-1 Expression: Implications for hepatic fibrosis in HIV/HCV co infection. Hepatology 2010; 52: 612-621.
Radbill B MD, Gupta R, Ramirez MM, DiFeo A, Martignetti J, Alvarez C MD, Friedman SL MD, Narla G MD, Vrabie R, Saiman Y, Bowles R, MB Bansal. Loss of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Amplifies Murine Toxin INduced Liver Fibrosis by Upregulating Collagen I Expression. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2011; 56: 406-416.
Bansal MB MD, Friedman SL MD. Hepatic Fibrogenesis. In: Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. pp94-101.
Miles and Shirley Fiterman Basic Research Award (American Gastroenterological Association )
C. Richard Bowman Memorial Award The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
David E. Rogers Memorial Prize The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College
First Prize Komarov Competition-Basic Science. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award Regal Awards: Research Excellence in GI and Liver
Miles and Shirley Fiterman Basic Research Award American Gastroenterological Association