Nara Szostaczuk

SpecialityNutrigenomics Expert, Northern Meat
Nara SzostaczuckMy training as a scientist consists of a mixture of academic and industry experiences gathered in Argentina, Spain, the USA, and Sweden. During my Ph.D., I studied the regulation of the body's energy homeostasis in a model of calorie restriction during the early stages of gestation. We aimed to assess whether leptin supplementation throughout lactation may prevent the dysmetabolic phenotype in adulthood associated with gestational calorie restriction. I worked on adipocyte culture, maintenance, and characterization both in white and brown adipose tissue of rats and mice. As a postdoctoral fellow in New York, I continued my research in metabolic diseases, particularly diabetic nephropathy, by studying kidney failure stages in type 1 diabetes status on animal models and primary cell cultures.

My training as a scientist consists of a mixture of academic and industry experiences gathered in Argentina, Spain, the USA, and Sweden. During my Ph.D., I studied the regulation of the body’s energy homeostasis in a model of calorie restriction during the early stages of gestation. We aimed to assess whether leptin supplementation throughout lactation may prevent the dysmetabolic phenotype in adulthood associated with gestational calorie restriction. I worked on adipocyte culture, maintenance, and characterization both in white and brown adipose tissue of rats and mice. As a postdoctoral fellow in New York, I continued my research in metabolic diseases, particularly diabetic nephropathy, by studying kidney failure stages in type 1 diabetes status on animal models and primary cell cultures. Since I am living in Sweden, I am working on cellular agriculture, and early this year, I co-founded Northern Meats, a startup focused on the production of cultured meat for the Nordic market.

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