New coworker at WP5, Oat diet for disease prevention.

Maria Soria Florido

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Lieselotte Cloetens, leader of the WP5 of ScanOats. Our research interests focus on the evaluation of the potential preventive benefits of a range of unique oats constituents on human metabolic health. Before joining LTH, I completed my first postdoctoral experience under Dr Levines´ supervision at the National Institutes of Health (Washington D.C., U.S.). During that time, I studied the molecular signature of apolipoprotein A1 on asthma development in a population of obese people. Along these lines of research, my doctoral thesis (University of Barcelona and Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain) was performed within the frame of the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea –PreDiMed- study. Working on the functional capacities of the high-density lipoprotein particle, I aimed at improving the predictive power of clinical tools used for the evaluation of the likelihood of suffering a cardiovascular disease in the future.