José María Ordovás Muñoz
Director Nutrition and Genomics, USDA-HNRCA, Tufts University, Group Leader, IMDEA Food
José María Ordovás Muñoz directs the Laboratory of Nutrition and Genetics at the USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (Boston, USA). He is a Group Leader at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Food and a researcher at the National Center for Cardiovascular Research in Spain. Currently, he is the President of the Multidisciplinary Group of Scientists that advice on COVID-19-related issues to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Principal Investigator, Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
José Ordovás-Montañes' research focuses on how inflammation drives adaptation and memory formation within human tissues that interface with the environment. His research to date has focused on diseases such as allergic inflammation, Crohn’s, colitis, psoriasis, and eczema, but he recently expanded this focus to identifying the putative target cells of SARS-CoV-2 infection and discovered that our bodies own anti-viral defenses can drive the key factor which allows for viral entry, but also tissue protection. His group seeks to build a welcoming and diverse community of scientists to tackle challenging global problems.