Leticia Rao

University of Toronto

Dr. Leticia Rao is an Associate Professor Emeritus (Status only). Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Emeritus Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. She has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines, an MSc in Food Science from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. Her expertise is in the area of bone cell biology with the goal of preventing of osteoporosis by studying bone cells in the laboratory and carrying out clinical studies of drugs and nutritional supplements in postmenopausal women. Her research has been presented to a number of symposia both nationally and internationally and published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She co-authored a book entitled “Bone Building Solution” co-edited the book “Phytochemicals: Isolation, Characterization and Role in Human Health” and is presently co-editing a book entitle “Probiotic and Prebiotic in Human Nutrition and Health”.

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