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Maria Ibars Serra PhD

About Maria Ibars Serra

Maria Ibars Serra obtained her PhD degree in Nutrition and Metabolism (2017) at the University Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia). Maria's thesis focused on the effects of polyphenols on hypothalamic leptin signalling in obesity. Furthermore, she carried out a stay at University of California San Francisco to study the role of hypothalamic neurons on hepatic steatosis. After a postdoc at Wageningen University studying vitamin B3 effects in metabolism, she joined the Ion Transport Group to investigate mechanisms of magnesium transport in the kidney.


  • postdoc

Personal prizes & awards

  • Special Doctoral Prize, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2017, Catalonia)
  • International Doctorate Mention, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2017, Catalonia)

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