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Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Valery Lozada-Fernandez

Graduate Student


  • Microbiology & Immunology

Contact Information


Mentor: John Kirby, PhD
Year Entered MCW: 2017
Previous Education: BS, Industrial Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR, 2014

Research Interests

Xenobiotic metabolism by gut microbiome
"As a graduate student in Dr. John Kirby’s lab, I am interested in studying how the xenobiotic nicotinamide riboside, a vitamin B3 derivative and NAD+ precursor, is metabolized by the gut microbiome. This interdisciplinary research allows me to combine different approaches, such as bioinformatics, basic microbiology and a mouse model, to better understand what is happening in the gut."