PhD student- ITN
Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Valeria is from Italy where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan (Italy) in 2015. At the same University she completed the Master degree in Molecular, Cellular and Medical Biotechnology in 2017. Her thesis project, performed at the Viral Evolution and Transmission Unit of San Raffaele Hospital under the supervision of Doctor Gabriella Scarlatti, focused on the effect of seminal plasma on human colonic mucosa and its possible role in modulating HIV infection. She completed her training as Post Graduated Student for one year on the same project.
Since 2019 she is PhD student and works at the BestTreat project on Mechanisms relating gastrointestinal microbiota with liver and adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation in the development of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, under the supervision of Professor Marjukka Kolehmainen at Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (Finland).
Associations of altered hepatic gene expression in American lifestyle-induced obesity syndrome diet-fed mice with metabolic changes during NAFLD development and progressionIannone, V; Lok, J; Babu, AF; Gómez-Gallego, C; Willman, RM; Koistinen, VM; Klåvus, A; Kettunen, MI; Kårlund, A; Schwab, U; Hanhineva, K; Kolehmainen, M; Nezami, H El. 2023. Journal of nutritional biochemistry. 115:
Changes in liver metabolic pathways demonstrate efficacy of the combined dietary and microbial therapeutic intervention in MASLD mouse modelIannone, Valeria; Babu, Ambrin Farizah; Lok, Johnson; Gómez-Gallego, Carlos; D’Auria, Giuseppe; Vazquez-Uribe, Ruben; Vaaben, Troels Holger; Bongers, Mareike; Mikkonen, Santtu; Vaittinen, Maija; Tikkanen, Ida; Kettunen, Mikko; Klåvus, Anton; Sehgal, Ratika; Kaminska, Dorota; Pihlajamaki, Jussi; Hanhineva, Kati; El-Nezami, Hani; Alexander Sommer, Morten Otto; Kolehmainen, Marjukka. 2023. Molecular metabolism. 78:
Role of microbiota and related metabolites in gastrointestinal tract barrier function in NAFLDFernandez-Cantos, MV; Garcia-Morena, D; Iannone, V; El-Nezami, H; Kolehmainen, M; Kuipers, OP. 2021. Tissue barriers. 9: 1879719