Download from app store
We have detected that you are using an Ad Blocker.
PracticeUpdate is free to end users but we rely on advertising to fund our site. Please consider supporting PracticeUpdate by whitelisting us in your ad blocker.
We have sent a message to the email address you have provided, . If this email is not correct, please update your settings with your correct address.
The email address you provided during registration, , does not appear to be valid. Please update your settings with a valid address before to continue using PracticeUpdate.
Please provide your AHPRA Number to ensure that you are given the correct level of access to our site.
Kristina Martinez-Guryn PhD, RD

Kristina Martinez-Guryn PhD, RD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Department, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois

Dr. Kristina Martinez-Guryn is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department at Midwestern University located in Downers Grove, Illinois. She received her PhD from the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed her postdoctoral training under the direction of Dr. Eugene Chang, a leader in the gut microbiome field, in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. The major goals of the Martinez-Guryn lab are to 1) understand how diet impacts the composition and function of the gut microbiota and mycobiota, particularly in the small intestine, 2) understand how diet-microbe interactions influence host intestinal fat absorption and metabolism, and 3) to find novel ways to fight obesity and type 2 diabetes through targeting the gut microbiome. Dr. Martinez-Guryn has funding from the NIH NIDDK to explore the role of small intestinal fungi in regulating host intestinal fat absorption and also to examine the differential effects of fecal vs small bowel microbiota transplants on host immunity and metabolism.