David Bernardo Ordiz holds an M.S. degree in biology from the University of Oviedo (Oviedo, Spain, 2002) and a Ph.D. degree in immunology with honors from the University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain, 2008). He has worked in several different topics in 4 different laboratories in 3 different countries (Spain (2001–2009), Netherlands (2006), and UK (since 2009)). In 2009 he moved to Imperial College London (London, UK) as a Research Associate. Having learned from a leading world expert as Prof Stella C. Knight, his current field of expertise relies on the study of human dendritic cells as modulators of immune responses in health and how changes in their properties are related to the development of gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), colorectal cancer, and/or coeliac disease. Ordiz has recently helped to understand that the crosstalk between the intestinal microbiota and the immune system, which is established in health and that helps to promote the mechanisms of the intestinal homeostasis, is not mediated by direct cell contact but through the action of bacteria-derived soluble factors and how changes in that mechanisms are related to the development of IBD.
Biography Updated on 7 February 2013