Dr. Lucia Aronica is a Lecturer in Nutritional Genomics at the Stanford Prevention and Research Center and at Stanford Continuing Studies. She is 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.
Lucia is 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 her research is investigating how diet affects the epigenome, and whether we can use epigenetic biomarkers to design personalized weight loss plans.
Lucia serves also as an advisor for companies active in the personal genomics and precision health field. Lucia received her PhD from the Universität Wien, and has research experience from the University of Oxford, University of Southern California, and University Federico II of Naples. She has published research papers in top-ranked peer reviewed journals such as Cell, Genes and Development, and the EMBO Journal.