Mar Larrosa, PhD

Mar Larrosa, PhD

Presentation

Urolithins, Berry Ellagitannin Metabolites, Exert Anit-inflammatory Effects In vivo

Biography

Mar Larrosa received her PhD at the University of Murcia in 2006 with Extraordinary Doctorate Award. She did a postdoctoral research at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Florence (Italy) and currently, she works for the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) at CEBAS, a Research Institute located in Murcia in the Spanish Mediterranean area. Her work focuses on the study of bioavailability and bioactivity of dietary polyphenols and, more specifically, on the evaluation of the bioavailability of resveratrol and ellagitannins and their effects on intestinal inflammation in vivo. Her research aims to identify resveratrol and ellagitannins metabolites generated after fruits or nutraceuticals consumption to determine their potential anti-inflammatory effects in the gut and to investigate the possible molecular mechanisms involved in the observed effects.