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Faculty Profile


Diego Hernández-Saavedra

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences

University of Illinois

Curriculum Vitae:
Hernandez-Saavedra CV.pdf

Dr. Diego Hernández-Saavedra received his BS Degree in Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico in 2012. Thereafter, he completed his PhD degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois in 2018. After completing his PhD, he went to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to complete his postdoctoral training in 2021. Dr. Hernández-Saavedra’s research program focuses on the beneficial effects of exercise to understand the adaptations in key metabolites and lipids in health and disease, the epigenetic mechanisms associated exercise that improve metabolism and bioenergetics, and the transgenerational effect of sedentarism and exercise on metabolism and cardiac function.