Lars Bode

Dr. Lars Bode is Professor of Pediatrics as well as Director and Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (MOMI CORE) of the University of California, San Diego.

Prof. Bode’s laboratory focuses on human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a group of complex sugar molecules that represent the third most abundant component of human milk after lactose and lipids. The goal of Dr. Bode’s research is to understand how HMOs are synthesized in the human mammary gland and how they benefit the breastfed infant and potentially also the breastfeeding mother.

The laboratory employs a multidisciplinary collaborative research approach that combines preclinical studies and human cohort and intervention studies with the goal to identify structure-function relationships in a variety of clinical contexts related to maternal and infant health. The team has developed tools for rapid high-throughput HMO composition analysis and collaborates with partners from around the world to identify maternal actors that influence HMO composition and to link HMO composition to infant health and disease outcomes.

Today, as Director of MOMI CORE, Professor Bode dedicates his research excellence, leadership and partnership building skills to accelerate and effectively translate human milk research into improved maternal and infant health, globally.


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