Gut microbiota and liver diseases
Hosted by Esther Caparrós
In this version, which will follow the general philosophy of the Program, both the guest speaker and the Spanish host will be junior researchers with brilliant careers in the field of translational Hepatology, thus giving visibility to the new generation of liver researchers. On the day of the LiverSeminar, private meetings will be scheduled to allow discussion of projects between local teams and the invited speaker, and in the afternoon the LiverSeminar will be held, which will be broadcast live and freely accessible.
In addition, and to reinforce the Q&A time after the seminar, the mentors of both junior researchers will be invited to participate and promote an enriching discussion.
We encourage everyone to participate!
CRISTINA LLORENTE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine at UC San Diego. Dr. Llorente graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid with a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine in the laboratory of Dr. Paloma Martin-Sanz. After her doctorate, Dr. Llorente completed a fellowship at Dr. Jerrold Olefsky’s laboratory at UC San Diego, studying the pathogenesis of diabetes and obesity.
As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Schnabl’s laboratory, her focus was to understand the influence of microbiota in liver diseases and metabolic disease. Currently, Dr. Llorente’s efforts focus in understanding the role of Enterococcus in alcohol-related liver disease, study its potential as a marker of disease and develop preclinical therapies to counteract the disease.
In total Dr. Llorente has contributed to 22 accepted publications, including leading role in original manuscripts published in Nature and Nature Comms, among others.
Dr. Llorente was awarded with a pilot project grant approved for 2018, 21019 and 2020 supported by the Southern California Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Cirrhosis Research Program (ALDP) funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health under Award (NIAAA). Dr. Llorente has also received the 2018-2021 Pinnacle Research Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).
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