Dr Noha Ahmed Nasef is a postdoctoral researcher in the Riddet CoRE. Using a systematic and cross-disciplinary approach, Dr Nasef is currently investigating the impact of the food environment on health benefits of natural bioactive compounds with specific interest in metabolic disease and inflammation.
Dr Nasef received her PhD in 2014 from the University of Auckland where she investigated the impact of various dietary extracts on bacterial sensory processes and autophagy in models of Inflammatory Bowel disease. Following this Dr Noha Ahmed Nasef took up a postdoctoral position in the University College Dublin, Ireland where she studied the impact of the gut microbiota on high-fat-diet induced insulin resistance.
Dr Nasef’s interests are the impact of food on health and disease, metabolic disease, adipose tissue biology, intestinal biology and inflammation.