Elena Comelli PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Professor Elena Comelli

Contact Info

T: (416) 946-7366


Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

Research Interests

Microbiome, Probiotics, Vitamin D, Inflammatory diseases, Gut microbiota-bone axis, Gene expression and microRNA

Professor Elena Comelli's group investigates how dietary interventions (including probiotics and vitamin D) in early life can impact health and disease later in life via the gut microbiota, particularly inflammatory conditions. Recently her group and collaborators have proposed the existence of a gut microbiota-bone axis, which she is studying in the context of the metabolic syndrome. Another focus is on probiotics and gut microbiota regulation of host gene expression including at the post-transcriptional level via microRNA.

See publications on PubMed

In Profile: Elena Comelli

View Elena's profile on the Nutritional Sciences website

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