Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Each of us is home to a broad variety of microorganisms with the ability to produce a myriad of bioactive metabolites. It is fascinating to imagine how this intimate and complex relationship shapes our physiology, becoming a crucial determinant of our health.
My research is focused on microbially produced metabolites and their impact on metabolic health. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how the gut microbiota modulates tryptophan metabolism and how these processes are disrupted in metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
To achieve this goal and to untangle the complex interaction host-microbiota that underlies tryptophan metabolism, I will combine in vitro bacterial cultures and in vivo germ-free and conventional mouse models. My overarching aim is to identify new targets and strategies to prevent and treat metabolic diseases.
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