M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Ph. D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of UNC Microbiome Core
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
Areas of Interest
Gut microbiome, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Beneficial modulation of the gut microbiome
Dr. Azcarate-Peril is a microbiologist with extensive experience in bacterial physiology and gut microbes. Over the course of 25 years, she has worked on research projects focused on the functional genomics of probiotics and the gut microbiome modulation by prebiotics. Her research aims to explore the impact and mechanisms involved in the beneficial modulation of the gut microbiota by prebiotics and probiotics. She specifically aims to develop prebiotic and probiotic interventions as alternatives to traditional treatments for microbiota-health-related conditions and to advance microbiota-based health surveillance methods. Dr. Azcarate-Peril is passionate about the impact of nutrition and healthy eating on gut microbes and overall health. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.
Universidad Nacional de Misiones (Argentina)
Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina)
Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.