NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO HOST-MICROBIOME INTERACTIONS IN ALCOHOL-ASSOCIATED LIVER DISEASE
Hosted by Esther Caparrós
With the participation of Bernd Schnabl and Rubén Francés in the Q&A
Dr. Llorente graduated from Autonomous University of Madrid with a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine. After her doctorate, Dr. Llorente completed an internship 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.
Dr. Llorente’s long-term goal is to build a research program dedicated to mechanistically understand the role of host-microbiota interactions in modulating inflammation, the immune system, intestinal homeostasis, to decipher the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the progression of liver diseases, and to discover therapies and molecular targets to alleviate it. Dr. Llorente would like to understand, how its dysregulation orchestrates the development of liver pathologies.