About Fernanda Roca
Fernanda Roca is a PhD student at the NGBI research centre since October 2016. She completed her Master's degree in nutrition and biomedicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The topic of her Master's thesis was ‘Functional characterization of UCP1 promoter from inbred mouse strains’ in which she studied the strain variation in UCP1 expression. During her master’s, she did an internship at the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf where she explored treatment conditions for ex-vivo visualization of Triglyceride rich lipoproteins into brown adipose tissue.
As part of the NGBI she has a special interest in the intestinal barrier function and moreover the mechanisms behind intestinal permeability. As part of her PhD thesis she is working on the design of models to challenge the intestinal barrier.
Articles in journals
- Roca Rubio, M. F. , Eriksson, U. , Brummer, R. J. & König, J. (2021). Sauna dehydration as a new physiological challenge model for intestinal barrier function. Scientific Reports, 11 (1).
- Roca Rubio, M. F. , Eriksson, U. , Brummer, R. J. & König, J. (2021). Short intense psychological stress induced by skydiving does not impair intestinal barrier function. PLOS ONE, 16 (7).