B.Sc. in Biology (2009-Universitat de Girona), M.Sc. in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology (2010-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and Ph.D. in Cellular Biology -Genetics of Male Fertility- (2016-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Dr. Salas-Huetos had a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Utah with Prof. Douglas T Carrell for two years (April 2018 to July 2020). He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, USA). He was habilitated as Tenure-Track Lecturer(Professor Lector) in 2020 by the Regional Catalan Government (AQU Agency) and the Spanish Government (ANECA). In 2020, Dr. Salas-Huetos was awarded with the prestigious and highly competitive (success rate ~ 10%) Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Postdoctoral Fellowship (IJC2019-039615-I) from the Spanish government, ranking in the first position of his area (with the obtention ~ €95k as a PI). His research has been mainly focused on male infertility genetics and nutrition and has been specialized in sperm miRNAs, molecular biology, Randomized Clinical Trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and applied statistics. He is an inveterate traveler and has been to meetings and given invited lectures in Belgium, Canada, England, Mexico, Poland, USA, and Spain.
H-index: 21, Indexed publications: 63, Citations: >1,400
MY LATEST RESEARCH
"The inclusion of nuts in a Western-style diet significantly improves the total sperm count and the vitality, motility, and morphology of the sperm. These findings could be partly explained by a reduction in the sperm DNA fragmentation."
Salas-Huetos A, Moraleda R, Giardina S, Anton E, Blanco J, Salas-Salvadó J & Bulló M (2018). Effect of nut consumption on semen quality and functionality in healthy males consuming a Western-style diet: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(5), 833-848.
"Male adherence to a healthy diet could improve semen quality and fecundability rates."
Salas-Huetos A, Bulló M & Salas-Salvadó J (2017). Dietary patterns, foods and nutrients in male fertility parameters and fecundability: a systematic review of observational studies. Human Reproduction Update, 23(4), 371-389
"We demonstrated that adherence to a MD was positively associated with sperm motility parameters."
Salas-Huetos A, Babio N, Carrell DT, Bulló M & Salas-Salvadó J (2019). Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is positively associated with sperm motility: A cross-sectional analysis. Scientific Reports, 9(1)3389. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39826-7.