Nutrition today is slowly shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to Personalized Nutrition, that is, personalized recommendations that take into account people’s unique physiological characteristics such as genes and lifestyle.
I am leading the genetic and epigenetic analysis of the largest study ever undertaken in personalized nutrition on low carb vs. low fat diets – the DIETFITS study by Prof Christopher Gardner. My primary goal is to understand how weight-loss affects gene activity through epigenetic modifications, and whether we can use these modifications to predict diet response for personalized weight-loss strategies.
I am also a lecturer in Nutritional Genomics at Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Center for Professional Development, and a seminar speaker in Personalized Nutrition for healthcare professionals and fitness coaches. An award-winning science communicator, I use creative forms of communication such as digital drawings to explain complex topics from the world of epigenetics and science. Finally, I serve as an advisor for personal genomics companies, self-tracking technology businesses, and companies interested in investing in precision health research.
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Advisor, Vie (https://vie.health/) (2017 - Present)
Director of Epigenetics, Apeiron Medicals (2017 - Present)
Advisory Board Member, NaturalisNordica (2016 - Present)
Master of Science, Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli (2005)
Doctor of Philosophy, Universitat Wien (2010)