Rafael Fortuna

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research interests

Rafael is a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. David Hart. His research explores the effects of prebiotics on skeletal muscle function and changes in knee joint pain in adults with obesity suffering from metabolic knee osteoarthritis. His research goal is to show that prebiotics can alter gut microbiota, thereby reducing low-level systemic inflammation, and improving knee joint function and reducing knee pain.