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Elvis Alvarez Carnero

Elvis Alvarez Carnero

Translational Research Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism, USA

Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero started as a researcher at the Translational Research Institute in 2015.  His research interests are centered around how exercise training influence exercise energy expenditure, body composition and adaptive thermogenesis in obesity.  Currently, he is working on developing new methods to study kinetics in metabolic chambers; the associations between heart rate and VO2 kinetics and muscle respiration and insulin resistance; adaptive thermogenesis and energy expenditure after bariatric surgery; and the influence of microbiome in energy balance.
As a professor and researcher at the University of Malaga (Spain) his research lines included exercise energy expenditure, adaptive thermogenesis and physical activity after high intensive training programs in obese women. He was also funded as PI by the Spanish Ministry of Competiveness and Economy to study the relation¬ships between longitudinal changes of total daily energy expenditure and body composition in chil¬dren and adolescents. Finally, he was interested in the morphological determinants of anaerobic and aerobic performance. As part of his academic activities, he has teaching and mentoring experience in Universities of Portugal, Spain and South Korea.
Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero received his PhD in sports science at the Faculty of Education Sci-ences, University of A Coruña, Spain and Exercise and Health Laboratory, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Firstly, his studies included the influence of exercise training on exercise energy expenditure and adaptive thermogenesis, then he completed his training in tissue and molecular body composition assessment and the influence of exercise training type. He had been granted from the Portuguese Foundation of Sci¬ence and Technology to study applications of magnetic resonance imaging for metabolism and body composition at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of the Faculty of Medi¬cine, University of Pittsburgh, USA.