Dominic D’Agostino - KetoNutrition: Science to Application

The Crossover with Dr. Rick Komotar

Jun 1 2022 • 34 mins

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He runs the website KetoNutrition and has been on over 200 podcasts talking about metabolic health. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. His laboratory develops and tests metabolic-based strategies for targeting CNS oxygen toxicity, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, brain cancer, and metastatic cancer.

The main focus of his lab over the last 12 years has investigating the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. This approach can be used to treat a wide variety of pathologies linked pathophysiologically to metabolic dysregulation. Other areas of interest include researching metabolic-based drugs for cancer.

He was a research investigator and crew member on NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operation and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, private organizations and foundations.

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