Section Editors

Section Board for 'Nutritional Immunology' (16)

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Dr. Francisco J. Pérez-Cano
Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Section of Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute (INSA), 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
Interests: immunonutrition; flavonoids; microbiota; oligosaccharides; probiotics; breast milk
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Dr. Saame Raza Shaikh
Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
Interests: obesity; humoral immunity; lipid rafts; polyunsaturated fatty acids; pro-resolving mediators; inflammation
Dr. Debra Jane Palmer
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, 15 Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: food allergy; allergic disease; nutrition; eczema; pregnancy; lactation
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Prof. Dr. Jaakko Tuomilehto
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Metabolism; Hypertension; Atherosclerosis; Insulin Resistance; Nutrition; Metabolic Diseases; Abdominal Obesity; Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Disease Prevention
Prof. Dr. Alessio Fasano
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Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Interests: gut microbiome and nutrition; gut permeability; intestinal mucosal immunology; celiac disease and other gluten related disorders; autoimmune diseases
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Dr. Giacomo Caio
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1. University of Ferrara, Dept of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, via Aldo Moro 8, 44124, Ferrara, Italy
2. Celiac Center and Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129-4404, USA.
Interests: celiac disease; non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity; gluten-related disorders; amylase trypsin inhibitors; food allergy; food sensitivity; food intolerance; irritable bowel syndrome; functional gastrointestinal disorders; leaky gut; microbiome; small bowel enteropathies
Prof. Claudio Franceschi
Department of Specialty, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: aging; nutrition; Mediterranean Diet; gut microbiota; immunosenescence; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Lisa Wood
Research Professor, School of Biomedical Science and Pharmacy,Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
President of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Interests: nutrition; inflammation; immunity; antioxidants; fatty acids; obesity; respiratory disease; asthma; COPD; fibre; body composition
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Dr. Catherine J. Andersen
Department of Biology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, USA
Interests: lipid metabolism; lipoproteins; inflammation; immunity; obesity; functional foods; human nutrition; lipoprotein metabolism; HDL; cholesterol; immune function
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Dr. Armin Alaedini
Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center, 1130 St. Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026, USA
Interests: Host-microbe interaction; Gut ecosystem; Gut-immune-brain connection; Food sensitivity; Gluten/wheat-related disorders; Neuroimmunology
Dr. Åsa Håkansson

Department of Food technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden
Interests: Functional foods; probiotics; gut microbiota ecology; the interplay between the microbiota and the immune system; nutritional immunology; inflammation related disorders (inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, celiac disease) and intestinal permeability
Dr. Dimitrios Bogdanos
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, 40500 Larissa, Greece
Interests: autoimmunity; immunonutrition; diet and immunity; immunoregulation; microbiome
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Prof. Dr. Susan S. Percival
Food Science & Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: immunity; inflammation; polyphenols; medicinal foods and herbs; nutrition interventions
Prof. Dr. Camillo Ricordi
Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Program, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1450 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
Interests: Mediterranean diet; anti-inflammatory nutrition; autoimmunity; diabetes; Omega 3; Vitamin D3; prevention of age-related chronic degenerative diseases; healthspan medicine
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Prof. Dr. Margarida Castell Escuer
Secció de Fisiologia, Departament de Bioquímica i Fisiologia, Facultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l’Alimentació, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Av. Joan XXIII 27-31, 08028 Barcelona, Espanya
Institut de Recerca en Nutrició i Seguretat Alimentària (INSA-UB), UB, Spain
Interests: flavonoids; antioxidants; allergy; inflammation; immunomodulation; methylxanthines; sport
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Dr. Eva Untersmayr
Institite of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: gastrointestinal barrier; immunomodulation; microbiota; immunonutrition; allergy; gastrointestinal inflammation
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