Sampaio-Maia Benedita

Assistant Professor

Benedita Sampaio-Maia is an Assistant Professor at the Dentistry Faculty and a senior researcher at Nephrology & Infectious Diseases Group of I3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, both institutions from University of Porto.

She is currently focus on exploring the role of the human microbiome in health and disease, namely in cardiometabolic diseases (obesity, hypertension, chronic kidney disease), understand the impact of these diseases (in the mother) in microbiota acquisition and maturation in early life, and explore the gut-brain axis in neurodevelopment disorders and personality traits.