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Dr Caterina Conte

Role: Clinical researcher

Institutions: San Raffaele Roma Open University (Rome) and IRCCS MultiMedica (Milan), Italy

Research & Interests: Caterina graduated from Sapienza Università di Roma School of Medicine, Rome, Italy, and subsequently specialised in Internal Medicine. During her residency, she undertook a research fellowship at the Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, USA, where she received training on the use of stable isotope tracers to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity. She then moved to Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, where she obtained a PhD in Endocrine and Metabolic Science, and stayed as a post-doctoral fellow until 2016, when she moved to IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital - Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

In 2019, Caterina was awarded the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) Future Leaders Mentorship Programme for Clinical Diabetologists. In 2020, she was appointed to her current position at San Raffaele Roma Open University. She also serves as a clinical diabetologist and researcher at the Department of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases at IRCCS Multimedica in Milan, Italy.

Her research focuses on obesity and the mechanisms underlying obesity-associated metabolic alterations, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and sarcopenic obesity.