Ana Carolina Rosa da Silva - Postdoctoral Fellow
Carol joined the Adamo Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in February 2023 due to her background in lipidomics and metabolomics. Her postdoc project will be to investigate the maternal metabolome in pregnancy in physically active and inactive women to determine whether the late metabolomic signatures predict fetal metabolome.
During her Ph.D. (Food Science – UFRJ/Brazil 2021) she analyzed lipids in biological samples such as coffee beans, fecal matter, and cell cultures using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and liquid chromatography coupled to ion mobility-mass spectrometry (LC-IM-MS) through a metabolomics/lipidomics approach. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (2015) and a Master’s degree in Food Science (2017). Carol completed her first postdoctoral fellowship (2022) at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Steffany Bennett, in which she investigated the effect of dietary intervention on the circulating lipidome of persons with cardiovascular disease using lipidomics and mass spectrometry. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending time with her husband Igor, cooking, walking and ice-skating during the winter.