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Nicola Santoro MD, PhD

Nicola Santoro MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Pediatric Associate Editor, International Journal of Obesity

Nicola Santoro is a Pediatrician with a research interest in obesity and its metabolic complications. He is currently studying the effect of gut microbiome on the body composition and the metabolic pathways leading to obesity, type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) in obese youth. He is also interested in defining the metabolic phenotype of youth with NAFLD and testing how common and rare variants in certain genes (PNPLA3, GCKR, TM6SF2 etc.) may interact with the environment to convey susceptibility to pediatric fatty liver disease. His research is funded by NIH, AHA, JDRF and Allen foundation. He serves as peer reviewer for several journals and funding agencies.


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