Basic Science


The high level of experience and expertise in preclinical investigations of the ImmunoNutritionLab’s Team facilitates the research activities on several topics:

  • Immune system development and function
  • Immune tolerance
  • Gut barrier development and function
  • Transepithelial fluid transport
  • Inflammation
  • Enteric nervous system development and function
  • Gut-brain axis
  • Macro and Micro-nutrients Interaction with human enterocytes and immune cells
  • The Junk-foods/emulsifiers interaction with the gut barrier and immune system
  • Epigenetics
  • Obesity and obesity related-conditions
  • Gut Microbiota metagenomic and metabolomic features
  • Skin microbiota composition and function
  • Respiratory tract microbiota composition and function
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Postbiotics
  • Microbiome interactions with human enterocytes and immune cells
  • Microbiome-derived metabolites interaction with human enterocytes and immune cells
  • Fatty acids metabolism