Mauro D'Amato

Ikerbasque Research Professor, BioDonostia Health Research Institute

Meet Mauro

Research line: 
The elucidation of the genetic mechanisms leading to gastrointestinal (GI) disease is my main goal. With special focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other GI conditions, I strive to identify risk genes and their causative variants by applying genetic, bioinformatic and functional genomic approaches. I also study how the genetic make-up of the host affects the composition of the human microbiota, and ts relevance to human disease. I am interested in the potential to correlate genetics and microbiota variation with human bowel behavior and function, particularly in relation to endophenotypes of IBS (colonic transit, stool frequency etc.).
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden (2000-15); Wellcome Trust Centre Human Genetics, Oxford UK (1999-2000); University La Sapienza and National Research Council - CNR, Rome Italy (1994-1998).
Head of the Gastrointestinal Genetics Group at BioDonostia Health Research Institute in San Sebastián.
PhD Molecular Cell Pathology, La Sapienza University, Rome Italy, 1998.