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Franck Carbonero, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


  • University of Warwick (UK), PhD
  • Universite Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand; France), MS
  • Universite Joseph Fourier (Grenoble; France), BS

Past Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selected Publications and Presentations

Mayta-Apaza AC, Pottgen E, De Bodt J, Papp N, Abranko L, Van de Wiele T, Lee SO and Carbonero F* (2018). Impact of tart cherries polyphenols on the human gut microbiota and phenolic metabolites in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 59, 160-172 DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.04.001 (IF: 4.5)

Carbonero F*, Mayta-Apaza AC, Bolea M, Yu JZ, Lindebald M, Lyubimov A, Neri F, Szilagyi E and Bartholomew A (2018). Specific members of the gut microbiota are reliable biomarkers of irradiation intensity and lethality in large animal models of human health. Radiation Research Journal, Online ahead of print (IF: 2.4)

ALJahdali N, Gadonna-Widehem P, Delayre-Orthez C, Marier D, Garnier B, Carbonero F*, Anton PM (2017). Repeated Oral Exposure to N ε-Carboxymethyllysine, a Maillard Reaction Product, Alleviates Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Colitic Mice. Digestive Diseases and Science.; 62 (12), 3370-3384 (IF: 2.9)

Vo N, Tsai TC, Maxwell C, Carbonero F* (2017). Early exposure to agricultural soil accelerates the maturation of the early-life pig gut microbiota. Anaerobe; 45:31-39 (IF: 2.3)

Sheflin AM, Melby CM, Carbonero F and Weir TL (2017). Linking Dietary Patterns with Gut Microbial Composition and Function. Gut Microbes; 8(2):113-129 (IF: 4.2)

Gomez A, Ptrzelkova K, Yeoman C, Burns MB, Amato KR, Vlckova K, Modry D, Todd A, Robbinson CA, Remis M, Torralba M, Nelson KE, Carbonero F, Gaskins HR, Wilson B, Stumpf R, White B, Leigh S and Blekhman R (2016). Gut microbiome of coexisting BaAka pygmies and Bantu reflects gradients of traditional subsistence patterns. Cell Reports; 4(9):2142-53 (IF: 8.4).

O’Keefe SJD, Li JV, Lahti L, Ou J, Carbonero F, Mohammed K, Posma JM, Kinross J, Wahl E, Rude E, Vipperla K, Naidoo VD, Mtshali L, Tims S, Puylaert PGB, DeLany J, Krasinskas A, Benefiel AC, Kaseb HO, Newton K, de Vos WM, Gaskins HR, Zoetendal EG, Nicholson JK (2015). Fat, Fiber and Cancer Risk in African Americans and Rural Africans. Nature Communications; 6:6342 (IF: 12.1).

Shen W, Wolf PG, Carbonero F, Zhong W, Reid T, Gaskins HR, McIntosh MK (2014). Intestinal and systemic inflammatory responses are positively associated with sulfidogenic bacteria abundance in high-fat-fed male C57BL/6J mice. Journal of Nutrition; 144(8):1181-7 (IF: 4.1)

Ou J, Carbonero F+, Zoetendal E, Umeakunne K, DeLany J, Wang M, Newton K, Gaskins HR, and O’Keefe SJD (2013). Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer  risk in rural Africans and African Americans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 98(1): 111-120 (IF: 6.9).

Carbonero F, Benefiel AC and Gaskins HR (2012). Contributions of the hydrogen economy to colonic homeostasis. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 9:504-518 (IF: 12.6).

Franck Carbonero

Franck Carbonero, PhD
Assistant Professor