Lucia Aronica, PhD

Speaker at the Low Carb Universe 2019

Scientist and Lecturer at Stanford

I am a Lecturer in Nutritional Genomics at the Stanford Prevention and Research Center and at Stanford Continuing Studies. I am also the primary Instructor of the Epigenomics and Microbiomics course of the Stanford Genomic Certificate, a professional certificate tailored to medical practitioners and business professionals working in the healthcare sector.

I am currently leading the epigenetic analysis of the Stanford DIETFITS study by Prof Christopher Gardner  — the largest randomized clinical trial ever undertaken to compare low carb vs. low fat diets for the design of personalized weight loss strategies. The focus of my research is investigating how diet affects the epigenome, and whether we can use epigenetic biomarkers to design personalized weight loss plans. I serve also as an advisor for companies active in the personal genomics and precision health field.

I received my PhD from the Universität Wien, and have research experience from the University of Oxford, University of Southern California, and University Federico II of Naples. I have published research papers in top-ranked peer reviewed journals such as Cell, Genes and Development, and the EMBO Journal.