Section Editors

Section Board for 'Prebiotics and Probiotics' (21)

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Prof. Dr. Stefano Guandalini
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: Celiac Disease, Probiotics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Wendy J. Dahl
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 572 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: dietary fiber; prebiotics; probiotics; microbiota; older adults; gastrointestinal
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
Dr. Manuel Sánchez Santos
Department of Pharmacology. School of Pharmacy. University of Granada. Granada. Spain.
Research collaborator. Health Research Institute of Granada (ibs.GRANADA). Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM). Granada. Spain.
Interests: Polyphenols; Flavonoids; Prebiotics and Probiotics; Cardiovascular disease; Endothelial function; Oxidative stress; Dysbiosis; Microbiota; Obesity; Hypertension; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary
Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Institute of Medicine
Interests: microbiome; infant microbiome,; prebiotics,; interventions; metabolic disorders,; microbial metabolism
Dr. Katarzyna Śliżewska
Department of Biotechnology and Food Scientific, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz 90-924, Poland
Interests: microbiological tests in humans and animals; biotechnology;functional additives for food and feed; probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics; functional food; food and feed production; obesity and diet-related diseases
Dr. Ruggiero Francavilla

1) Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Università degli Studi Aldo Moro - Bari, Italy
2) Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit Children’s Hospital - Giovanni XXIII, Bari, Italy
Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology; Celiac Disease; Gluten Related Disorders; Probiotics; Prebiotics; Helicobacter Pylory; Gut Microbiota; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Gastroesophageal Reflux (pediatric); Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders (pediatric); Pediatric Nutrition; Food supplements and health
Prof. Dr. Bengt Jeppsson
Skåne University Hospital, Inga Marie Nilssons gata 47, (Entrance 42) 3rd floor, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden
Interests: gut inflammation; gut ecology; probiotics; nutrition and cancer
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril
Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and UNC Microbiome Core, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: Prebiotics, probiotics, galactooligosaccharides (GOS), gut microbiome, Lactobacillus, lactose intolerance
Dr. Franck Gael Carbonero
Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Elson Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University-Spokane, 412 East Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, 99202 WA, USA
Interests: microbiome; gut bacteria; nutrition, microbial ecology; polyphenols; berries; metabolomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Susana Delgado Palacio
Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (IPLA)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Paseo Río Linares s/n 33300 Villaviciosa-Asturias, Spain
Interests: microbiome, gut bacteria, nutrition, protein digestion, inflammation, enteric disease, microbial ecology, infant allergy, probiotics, dairy products
Prof. Dr. Laurence Genton Graf

Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Interests: body composition; microbiota; artificial nutrition
Dr. Deanna L. Gibson
Department of Biology, The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 3187 University Way, Okanagan campus, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada
Interests: microbiome, gut bacteria, nutrition, dietary fats, inflammation, enteric disease, microbial ecology
Dr. Gar Yee Koh

Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Interests: gut microbiome; colorectal cancer; obesity-driven intestinal inflammation; vitamin D; type 2 diabetes; dietary fiber and diabetic nephropathy
Dr. Yan Lam
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
Interests: gut microbiota; obesity; insulin resistance; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Isabelle Luron
Institut NuMeCan INRAE INSERM Univ Rennes, France
Interests: Perinatal nutrition; gut physiology; microbiota; milk; infant formula; nutritional programming
Dr. Giuseppina Mandalari
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Science, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial activity of flavonoids; nutraceutical properties; in vitro and in vivo digestion and release of flavonoids
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Jon Marc Rhoads
Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA
Interests: probiotics; gut microbiome; autism spectrum disorders and the GI tract; autoimmune GI disorders; diarrhea; malnutrition; inflammatory bowel disease; infant colic; functional bowel disease (such as irritable bowel syndrome); celiac disease; eosinophilic esophagitis
Prof. Dr. Reetta Satokari
Human Microbiome Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
Interests: intestinal microbiota, host-microbe interactions, probiotics, prebiotics
Dr. Jennifer T. Smilowitz
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1. Research Scientist, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, Davis CA, USA;
2. Associate Director, Human Studies Research, Foods for Health Institute, University of California Davis, Davis CA, USA;
3. Director of Scientific and Strategic Development, International Milk Genomics Consortium, Davis CA, USA
Interests: breastfeeding; human milk; lactation; microbiome; oligosaccharides; prebiotics; probiotics; weaning
Dr. Vanessa Stadlbauer-Köllner
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: cirrhosis; microbiome; probiotic; prebiotic; sarcopenia
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