Patricia Iozzo, MD, PhD
My research interest addresses the pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes and their cardiovascular and neurological complications. We master in the use of imaging tools to explore tissue-specific metabolism in vivo, which we are recently combining with gut microbiota analysis to unravel the role of bacteria in modulating organ function. Over the past years, I have focused on early-life factors influencing the risk of metabolic diseases and their complications during the life-course.
In the GUTMOM project, I have the privilege to coordinate a team of prestigious partners and collaborators, towards the understanding of gut-brain cross talk, in relation to cognitive development in children.