- Research Assistant Professor
- 220D Centeq Bldg. A
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Food Science
- Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima Perú, 1988
- Graduate Education
- M. S. in Food Technology - Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima Perú, 1998
- Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, 2008
- o Recipient of Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, American Society of Nutrition (ASN), 2015
- o Team Interdisciplinary CAHNRS Award, Washington State University (WSU), 2015
- o Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award, WSU, 2015
- o PepsiCo Research Award, 2011
- o Research Award, supported by Solae, LLC, ASN, 2011
- o Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists Research Award, 2010
Dr. Noratto’s research is focused on the role of bioactive compounds in dairy products/by-products and botanicals with effects for prevention of chronic/inflammatory diseases using in vitro and in vivo models. Emphasis is on molecular mechanisms modulated by non-digestible bioactive compounds, partially through changes in intestinal bacteria.
Research projects look to integrate microbiome, metabolomics, and proteomics analyses to investigate the biological mechanisms influenced by dietary interventions and their correlations with end point biomarkers of obesity-related diseases including diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. Research is funded by the Western Dairy Center, National Raspberry Council, Northwest Cherry Growers/ Washington State Fruit Commission, and Washington State Department of Agriculture.
1. Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) intake decreases oxidative stress in obese diabetic (db/db) mice. G. Noratto, B.P. Chew, L.M. Atienza. Food Chemistry 227 (2017) 305–314.
2. Aged American cheddar cheese as source of protein derived compounds that modulate obese mice fecal bacteria and colon inflammation in vitro. Condezo-Hoyos, L., G. Noratto. J Nutrition Health Food Sci. 2016, 4(3): 1-10. DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.15226/jnhfs.2016.00176.
3. Red raspberry decreases heart biomarkers of cardiac remodeling associated with oxidative and inflammatory stress in obese diabetic db/db mice. G. Noratto, Chew B.P., Ivanov I. Food Funct. 2016 Dec 7;7(12):4944-4955.
4. Molecular exploration of fecal microbiome in quinoa-supplemented obese mice. JF. Garcia-Mazcorro, D. Mills, G. Noratto. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY. Volume: 92 Issue: 7. Article Number: fiw089. July 2016. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw089.
5. Anti-lipidemic and anti-inflammatory effect of açai (Euterpe oleracea martius) polyphenols on 3T3-L1 adipocytes. H. Stampini, M.S. Dias, G. Noratto, S. Talcott, S. Mertens-Talcott. Journal of Functional Foods, 2016, (23) 432–443.
6. Influence of whole-wheat consumption on fecal microbial ecology of obese diabetic mice. J. F. Garcia-Mazcorro, I. Ivanov, D. Mills and G. Noratto. PeerJ, 2016; 4:e1702; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1702.
7. Stability of Betacyanin Pigments and Antioxidants in Ayrampo (Opuntia Soehrensii Britton and Rose) Seed Extracts and as a Yogurt Natural Colorant. J.P. Caldas-Cueva, P. Morales, F. Ludeña, I. Betalleluz-Pallardel, R. Chirinos, G. Noratto, and D. Campos. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2016; Volume: 40 Issue: 3 Pages: 541-549.