Caterina Conte is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the San Raffaele Open University of Rome, Italy. Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.

She qualified at Sapienza University of Rome. During her residency, she undertook a research fellowship at the Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine, USA, where she conducted clinical research studies involving the use of stable isotope tracers to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity. She obtained her PhD with a thesis on ‘the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on insulin resistance at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome.

Professor Conte’s research focuses on mechanisms underlying obesity-related metabolic alterations (insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes), glucose metabolism and bone health, and metabolic and bariatric surgery. She has expertise in conducting gold-standard metabolic studies for the measurement of insulin resistance (hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamps).

Duality of interest: Professor Conte has received consultancy fees from Thierascience s.a.m.

Date: Autumn 2023