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Victor F. Zevallos received his PhD degree at King’s College London, UK and worked in the laboratory of Gastroenterology at the Rayne Institute. Then, he continued his postdoctoral training at the Institute of Translational Immunology at the Universitätsmedizin Mainz (Germany); Research Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University (Canada). He was then appointed Lecturer in Health Sciences at St Mary’s University (London) and he is currently Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University Newcastle.

He has been primarily interested in the immunological effects of diet and exercise on health and disease. His research focuses on coeliac disease, non-coeliac wheat sensitivity, intestinal inflammation, allergies and food sensitivities, where basic and translational efforts are directed to improve the quality of life of patients, find therapeutic alternatives to the gluten-free diet, develop suitable pre-clinical models and perform clinical nutritional trials to elucidate novel immune mechanisms of plant proteins.

Victor is member of Nutrition Society UK, Coeliac UK, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He has received awards from academic and governmental organizations in the UK, USA and Germany.

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Science, PhD, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Apr 2011

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