Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
PhD Project: Nutrient-sensing mechanisms involved in the secretion of gastric ghrelin in health and obesity.
I am a graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as in Food Science and Technology. Throughout the period of my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity of doing internships and jobs under diverse roles. For instance, I worked within a Nutritional Biochemistry research team that focused on development of new foods for prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity. On the other hand, I also worked in a healthcare centre as a Dietitian.
In 2013, I started my postgraduate studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. Where I joined the Molecular Biology and Genetics department to study the potential health benefits of a particular milk protein. After finishing my master's degree, I moved to Australia to continue my studies.
Currently, I am a PhD student in Medicine at the Adelaide University. The focus of my project is to investigate the involvement of nutrient-sensing mechanisms for the control of gastric ghrelin secretion. Moreover, the project also aims to investigate such mechanisms under different conditions, like obesity or gastrointestinal diseases.
Date Position Institution name 2014 - 2015 Postgraduate student Aarhus University 2011 - 2011 Intern University of Granada, Granada 2011 - 2011 Research assistant University of Granada 2010 - 2010 Dietitian Grupo NC Salud 2009 - 2010 Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Albayzín Care Centre 2009 - 2009 Dietetic Internship Albayzín College 2009 - 2009 Community Nutrition Adviser International Fair of Andalusian Sports (Sport Medicine Team)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award Best Poster (PhD researcher) South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia — 2016 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) University of Adelaide Australia — 2013 Distinction Honorary Youth Goodwill Ambassador of Denmark Copenhagen Capacity Denmark —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2019 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2013 - 2015 Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark MSc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology 2009 - 2012 University of Granada, Granada Spain BSc in Food Science and Technology 2005 - 2008 University of Granada, Granada Spain BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Year Citation 2020 Christie, S., O'Rielly, R., Li, H., Nunez-Salces, M., Wittert, G. A., & Page, A. J. (2020). Modulatory effect of methanandamide on gastric vagal afferent satiety signals depends on nutritional status. The Journal of Physiology, 598(11), 2169-2182.
2020 Kaur, H., Muhlhausler, B. S., Sim, P. S. -L., Page, A., Li, H., Nunez-Salces, M., . . . Gatford, K. L. (2020). Pregnancy, but not dietary octanoic acid supplementation, stimulates the ghrelin-pituitary growth.. J Endocrinol, 245(2), 327-342.
2020 Nunez-Salces, M., Li, H., Feinle-Bisset, C., Young, R. L., & Page, A. J. (2020). Nutrient-sensing components of the mouse stomach and the gastric ghrelin cell. Neurogastroenterol Motil, OnlinePubl, e13944-1-e13944-13.
2020 Nunez-Salces, M., Li, H., Christie, S., & Page, A. (2020). The effect of high-fat diet-induced obesity on the expression of nutrient chemosensors in the mouse stomach and the gastric ghrelin cell. Nutrients, 12(9), 1-14.
2019 Li, H., Buisman-Pijlman, F. T., Nunez-Salces, M., Christie, S., Frisby, C. L., Inserra, A., . . . Page, A. J. (2019). Chronic stress induces hypersensitivity of murine gastric vagal afferents.. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 31(12), e13669.
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Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - 2016 Representative Food Science Department Aarhus University Denmark 2007 - 2012 Representative Nutrition and Bromatology Department University of Granada Spain
Date Role Membership Country 2013 - 2015 Member Society of Spanish Researchers in Denmark Denmark
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