Our Mission


The ImmunoNutritionLab is highly multidisciplinary and encompasses research on several topics with the aim to move disease biology from the laboratory to clinical practice.

Through basic science and clinical research activities we focused on the following main targets: human nutrition, food-induced diseases, immune-mediated diseases, obesity and obesity-related disorders, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, nutrition, human microbiome, human milk, prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics, functional foods, Mediterranean diet.

The research at the “ImmunoNutritionLab” is focused on modern nutritional interventions with a pivotal role in improving the health status of both current and future generations.

The activity at the ImmunoNutritionLab are closely related to the activity of:

- The Food Allergy Comprehensive Education, Treatment and Support Program at the University Federico II of Naples one of the largest provider of pediatric allergy services in Italy. (www.allergologiapediatrica.eu).The Program is designed to treat all aspects of food allergies, including medical, dietary, social and psychological concerns, The team is made up of many different types of care professionals, each with a unique role in treating, educating and supporting the patients and their families, including: pediatricians, allergists, dieticians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychiatrists, and allergy technicians. The Program has been accredited as the Reference Center for Pediatric Allergy by the Italian Society of Allergy and Pediatric Immunology (SIAIP) (http://centri.siaip.it/).

- The Task Force on Microbiome Studies, a collective and multidisciplinary microbiome initiative bringing together facilities from 14 different Departments and expertise from more than 100 staff scientists spanning soil/plant/food/human microbiome, and including chemistry, engineering and social sciences at the University Federico II of Naples, Italy (www.tfm.unina.it).

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The research at the “ImmunoNutritionLab” is focused on modern nutritional interventions with a pivotal role in improving the health status of both current and future generations.


We are what we eat

Nutrients in our diet are the essential substrate for all cellular function of our body. Modern dietary habits are main causative factors for abnormal immune response-related illnesses, such as allergy, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. Just as particular nutrients make us sick, proper nutrition is one of the most effective and least costly ways to decrease the burden of numerous diseases and associated co-morbidities modulating the immune response.