Associate Professor  |  Graduate Coordinator, Admissions & Awards

Elena Comelli

Department of Nutritional Sciences

PhD

Location
Medical Sciences Building, 5th floor, Room 5354A
Address
1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A8
Research Interests
Relationship between diet, gut microbiota, and health. Prebiotics and Probiotics. Gut microbiota during pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Nutritional programming. Functional genomics on the gastrointestinal tract. Pre-clinical and clinical studies. 
Appointment Status
Primary
Accepting
Pending the availability of funding

Research Synopsis

Relationship between diet, gut microbiota, and health. Prebiotics and Probiotics. Gut Microbiota during pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Nutritional programming. Fuctional genomics on the gastrointestinal tract. Pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Recent Publications

Comelli EM, Simmering R, Faure M, Donnicola D, Mansourian R, Rochat F, Corthesy-Theulaz I, Cherbut C. Multifaceted transcriptional regulation of the murine intestinal mucus layer by endogenous microbiota. Genomics. 91(1):70-7, 2008.

Wang Y, Holmes E, Comelli EM, Fotopoulos G, Dorta G, Tang H, Rantalainen MJ, Lindon JC, Corthesy-Theulaz I, Fay LB, Kochhar S, Nicholson JK. Topographical variation in metabolic signatures of human gastro-intestinal biopsies revealed by high-resolution magic-angle-spinning 1H-NMR spectroscopy. Journal of Proteome Research, Epub ahead of print 2007 Aug 21.

Comelli EM, Sutton-Smith M, Yan Q, Amado M, Panico M, Gilmartin T, Whisenant T, Lanigan CM, Head SR, Goldberg D, Morris HR, Dell A, Paulson JC. Activation of CD4+ and CD8+ lymphocytes leads to dramatic remodeling of N-linked glycans. J. Immunol. 177 (4): 2431-2440, 2006.

Comelli EM, Head SR, Gilmartin T, Whisenant T, Haslam SM, North SJ, Wong NK, Kudo T, Narimatsu H, Esko J, Drickamer K, Dell A, Paulson JC. A focused microarray approach to functional glycomics: transcriptional regulation of the glycome. Glycobiology 16 (2): 117-131, 2006.

Honours and Awards

  • Mid Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship Award, 2018