Ben is an Editor for the BMC-series and has been the Editor of BMC Nutrition since 2017.
Before joining BioMed Central, he received his PhD in psychology at University of California at Davis, which was followed by a post-doctoral position at New York University Langone Medical Center and a second post-doctoral position at New York University. Ben’s focus on biological psychology has involved studies on the neurobiology of monogamy and pharmacological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Nutritional interventions, policies and public health
Dr. Wei Bao is currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, USA. He earned his medical degree in Preventive Medicine in 2006 and his PhD degree in Nutrition in 2011 at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. He completed his postdoc fellowship in the Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. His research interests mainly focus on nutritional and molecular epidemiology of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In 2016, he joined the Editorial Board of the journal as Section Editor of the Nutritional Interventions, Policies and Public Health section.
Life Stage Nutrition
Dr. Maria Lorella Gianni earned her Medical Degree in 1993 and completed her residency training in Pediatrics in 1998 at the University of Milan, San Paolo Hospital, where she began working on inborn errors of metabolism and infant nutrition and later health. Since 2002, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at Fondazione IRCCS “Cà Granda” Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy. She is involved in monitoring health, nutritional status and neurodevelopment outcome of premature infants and in developing follow-up program methodologies. From the launch of BMC Nutrition in 2015 she joined the Editorial Board of the journal as Section Editor of the Life Stage nutrition section.
Denis Roy is Full Professor with the Department of Food Sciences of the Université Laval (Quebec, Canada). He is an expert in the field of probiotics and prebiotics and former Tier I holder of the Canada Research Chair in Lactic Culture Biotechnology for Dairy and Probiotic Industries (2003-2017). His research interests focuses on functional food- and colon-related microbial cultures, with attention to their functioning, properties, and potential health benefits. Molecular approaches such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics are applied to define the diversity and to measure the gene expression of microbial communities found in the intestinal tract of animal and human or in food systems. He joined the Editorial Board (Basic Sciences) of BMC Nutrition in 2014.