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Albert Salas-Huetos, Ph.D.

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Girona University, SpainBSc06/2009Biology
Autonomous University of Barcelona, SpainMSc07/2010Cell Biology
Autonomous University of Barcelona, SpainPhD01/2016Cell Biology (Genetics of Male Infertility)
National Distance Education University, SpainBPhPhilosophy
Rovira i Virgili University, SpainPostDoc03/2018Nutrition-Male Fertility
Guadalajara University, MexicoPostDoc12/2017Nutrition-Male Fertility
University of Utah, USAPostDoc07/2020Genetics of Male Infertility
2019 Asian Journal of Andrology (AJA) Outstanding Reviewer Award
Accreditation of Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track Lecturer (Professor Lector), Agencia Nacional de E
Accreditation of Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track Lecturer (Professor Lector), Agència per la Qualit
45th Annual Conference of American Society of Andrology (ASA) Trainee Travel Award
44th Annual Conference of American Society of Andrology (ASA) Trainee Travel Award
Extraordinary doctorate
Andrology Award 2016 (3rd postion)
36th Annual Conference of American Society of Andrology (ASA) Trainee Travel Award

Dr. Salas-Huetos obtained his degree in Biology in 2009 at the Universitat de Girona (UdG), completed his MSc in Cell Biology in 2010 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and he was awarded a PhD Excellent Cum Laude in Male Infertility (Extraordinary Prize) in 2016 at the same University (UAB). He obtained his first Post-Doctoral fellowship position in the Human Nutrition Unit (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology -Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) in 2016 (to March 2018). During his first Post-doctoral period he made one short research stay (three-months; September-November 2017) in the Departamento de Clinicas de la Reproduccion Humana, Crecimiento y Desarrollo Infantil of the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico (UdeG). Dr. Salas-Huetos was 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, Nutrition Unit, 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 approx. 10 percent) Juan de la Cierva Incorporacion Postdoctoral Fellowship (IJC2019-039615-I) from the Spanish government, ranking in the first position of his area (with the obtention approx. 95k euros 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.

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  1. Salas-Huetos A, Tüttelmann F, Wyrwoll MJ, Kliesch S, Lopes AM, Gonçalves J, Boyden SE, Wöste M, Hotaling JM, Nagirnaja L, Conrad DF, Carrell DT, Aston KI. Correction to: Disruption of human meiotic telomere complex genes TERB1, TERB2 and MAJIN in men with non-obstructive azoospermia. Hum Genet. 2020 Dec 30. PMID: 33377991.
  2. Salas-Huetos A, Tüttelmann F, Wyrwoll MJ, Kliesch S, Lopes AM, Conçalves J, Boyden SE, Wöste M, Hotaling JM, Nagirnaja L, Conrad DF, Carrell DT, Aston KI. Disruption of human meiotic telomere complex genes TERB1, TERB2 and MAJIN in men with non-obstructive azoospermia. Hum Genet. 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211200.
  3. Paz-Graniel I, Babio N, Becerra-Tomás N, Toledo E, Camacho-Barcia L, Corella D, Castañer-Niño O, Romaguera D, Vioque J, Alonso-Gómez ÁM, Wärnberg J, Martínez JA, Serra-Majem L, Estruch R, Tinahones FJ, Fernandez-Aranda F, Lapetra J, Pintó X, Tur JA, García-Rios A, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Gaforio JJ, Matía-Martín P, Daimiel L, Sánchez VM, Vidal J, Prieto-Sanchez L, Ros E, Razquin C, Mestres C, Sorli JV, Cuenca-Royo AM, Rios A, Torres-Collado L, Vaquero-Luna J, Pérez-Farinós N, Zulet MA, Sanchez-Villegas A, Casas R, Bernal-Lopez MR, Santos-Lozano JM, Corbella X, Mateos D, Buil-Cosiales P, Jiménez-Murcia S, Fernandez-Carrion R, Forcano-Gamazo L, López M, Sempere-Pascual MÁ, Moreno-Rodriguez A, Gea A, de la Torre-Fornell R, Salas-Salvadó J. Association between coffee consumption and total dietary caffeine intake with cognitive functioning: cross-sectional assessment in an elderly Mediterranean population. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Oct 30. PMID: 33125576.
  4. Salas-Huetos A, James ER, Salas-Salvadó J, Bulló M, Aston KI, Carrell DT, Jenkins TG. Sperm DNA methylation changes after short-term nut supplementation in healthy men consuming a Western-style diet. Andrology. 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 32966683.
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  5. Salas-Huetos A, James ER, Broberg DS, Aston KI, Carrell DT, Jenkins TG. The combined effect of obesity and aging on human sperm DNA methylation signatures: inclusion of BMI in the paternal germ line age prediction model. Sci Rep. 2020 09 21; 10(1):15409. PMID: 32958862.
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  6. Santos JL, Krause BJ, Cataldo LR, Vega J, Salas-Pérez F, Mennickent P, Gallegos R, Milagro FI, Prieto-Hontoria P, Riezu-Boj JI, Bravo C, Salas-Huetos A, Arpón A, Galgani JE, Martínez JA. PPARGC1A Gene Promoter Methylation as a Biomarker of Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity in Response to Glucose Challenges. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 11; 12(9). PMID: 32933059.
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  7. Domínguez-López I, Yago-Aragón M, Salas-Huetos A, Tresserra-Rimbau A, Hurtado-Barroso S. Effects of Dietary Phytoestrogens on Hormones throughout a Human Lifespan: A Review. Nutrients. 2020 Aug 15; 12(8). PMID: 32824177.
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  8. James ER, Carrell DT, Aston KI, Jenkins TG, Yeste M, Salas-Huetos A. The Role of the Epididymis and the Contribution of Epididymosomes to Mammalian Reproduction. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jul 29; 21(15). PMID: 32751076.
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  9. Salas-Huetos A, Maghsoumi-Norouzabad L, James ER, Carrell DT, Aston KI, Jenkins TG, Becerra-Tomás N, Javid AZ, Abed R, Torres PJ, Luque EM, Ramírez ND, Martini AC, Salas-Salvadó J. Male adiposity, sperm parameters and reproductive hormones: An updated systematic review and collaborative meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2021 Jan; 22(1):e13082. PMID: 32705766.
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  10. Ribas-Maynou J, Yeste M, Salas-Huetos A. The Relationship between Sperm Oxidative Stress Alterations and IVF/ICSI Outcomes: A Systematic Review from Nonhuman Mammals. Biology (Basel). 2020 Jul 21; 9(7). PMID: 32708086.
  11. Xavier MJ, Salas-Huetos A, Oud MS, Aston KI, Veltman JA. Disease gene discovery in male infertility: past, present and future. Hum Genet. 2020 Jul 07. PMID: 32638125.
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  12. Salas-Huetos A. More Evidence of the Association of Diet With Human Testicular Function-Fish Oil Supplements. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 01 03; 3(1):e1919569. PMID: 31951268.
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  13. Jenkins TG, James ER, Aston KI, Salas-Huetos A, Pastuszak AW, Smith KR, Hanson HA, Hotaling JM, Carrell DT. Age-associated sperm DNA methylation patterns do not directly persist trans-generationally. Epigenetics Chromatin. 2019 12 19; 12(1):74. PMID: 31856899.
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  14. Salas-Huetos A, James ER, Aston KI, Jenkins TG, Carrell DT, Yeste M. The Expression of miRNAs in Human Ovaries, Oocytes, Extracellular Vesicles, and Early Embryos: A Systematic Review. Cells. 2019 12 04; 8(12). PMID: 31817143.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Razquin C, Ruiz-Canela M, Clish CB, Li J, Toledo E, Dennis C, Liang L, Salas-Huetos A, Pierce KA, Guasch-Ferré M, Corella D, Ros E, Estruch R, Gómez-Gracia E, Fitó M, Lapetra J, Romaguera D, Alonso-Gómez A, Serra-Majem L, Salas-Salvadó J, Hu FB, Martínez-González MA. Lysine pathway metabolites and the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the PREDIMED study: results from two case-cohort studies. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2019 11 13; 18(1):151. PMID: 31722714.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  16. Pintó X, Fanlo-Maresma M, Corbella E, Corbella X, Mitjavila MT, Moreno JJ, Casas R, Estruch R, Corella D, Bulló M, Ruiz-Canela M, Castañer O, Martinez JA, Ros E. A Mediterranean Diet Rich in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Is Associated with a Reduced Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Older Individuals at High Cardiovascular Risk. J Nutr. 2019 11 01; 149(11):1920-1929. PMID: 31334554.
  17. Salas-Huetos A, James ER, Aston KI, Carrell DT, Jenkins TG, Yeste M. The role of miRNAs in male human reproduction: a systematic review. Andrology. 2020 01; 8(1):7-26. PMID: 31578810.
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  18. Corral-Vazquez C, Salas-Huetos A, Blanco J, Vidal F, Sarrate Z, Anton E. Sperm microRNA pairs: new perspectives in the search for male fertility biomarkers. Fertil Steril. 2019 11; 112(5):831-841. PMID: 31587805.
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  19. Salas-Huetos A, Huetos-Solano MD, Salas Salvadó J. [Alexandre Frias i Roig: childcare pediatrician, medical doctor and scientific disseminator. Tireless fighter in favor of breastfeeding and childhood]. Nutr Hosp. 2019 Aug 26; 36(4):981-987. PMID: 31244321.
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  20. Becerra-Tomás N, Mena-Sánchez G, Díaz-López A, Martínez-González MÁ, Babio N, Corella D, Freixer G, Romaguera D, Vioque J, Alonso-Gómez ÁM, Wärnberg J, Martínez JA, Serra-Majem L, Estruch R, Fernández-García JC, Lapetra J, Pintó X, Tur JA, López-Miranda J, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Gaforio JJ, Matía-Martín P, Daimiel L, Martín-Sánchez V, Vidal J, Vázquez C, Ros E, Razquin C, Abellán Cano I, Sorli JV, Torres L, Morey M, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Tojal Sierra L, Crespo-Oliva E, Zulet MÁ, Sanchez-Villegas A, Casas R, Bernal-Lopez MR, Santos-Lozano JM, Corbella E, Del Mar Bibiloni M, Ruiz-Canela M, Fernández-Carrión R, Quifer M, Prieto RM, Fernandez-Brufal N, Salaverria Lete I, Cenoz JC, Llimona R, Salas-Salvadó J. Cross-sectional association between non-soy legume consumption, serum uric acid and hyperuricemia: the PREDIMED-Plus study. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Aug; 59(5):2195-2206. PMID: 31385063.
  21. Salas-Huetos A, James ER, Aston KI, Jenkins TG, Carrell DT. Diet and sperm quality: Nutrients, foods and dietary patterns. Reprod Biol. 2019 Sep; 19(3):219-224. PMID: 31375368.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Salas-Huetos A, Muralidharan J, Galiè S, Salas-Salvadó J, Bulló M. Effect of Nut Consumption on Erectile and Sexual Function in Healthy Males: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of the FERTINUTS Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2019 Jun 19; 11(6). PMID: 31248067.
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  23. Martínez-González MA, Buil-Cosiales P, Corella D, Bulló M, Fitó M, Vioque J, Romaguera D, Martínez JA, Wärnberg J, López-Miranda J, Estruch R, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Arós F, Tur JA, Tinahones F, Serra-Majem L, Martín V, Lapetra J, Vázquez C, Pintó X, Vidal J, Daimiel L, Delgado-Rodríguez M, Matía P, Ros E, Fernández-Aranda F, Botella C, Portillo MP, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Marcos A, Sáez G, Gómez-Gracia E, Ruiz-Canela M, Toledo E, Alvarez-Alvarez I, Díez-Espino J, Sorlí JV, Basora J, Castañer O, Schröder H, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Zulet MA, García-Rios A, Salas-Salvadó J. Cohort Profile: Design and methods of the PREDIMED-Plus randomized trial. Int J Epidemiol. 2019 04 01; 48(2):387-388o. PMID: 30476123.
  24. Salas-Huetos A, Babio N, Carrell DT, Bulló M, Salas-Salvadó J. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is positively associated with sperm motility: A cross-sectional analysis. Sci Rep. 2019 03 04; 9(1):3389. PMID: 30833599.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Salas-Salvadó J, Díaz-López A, Ruiz-Canela M, Basora J, Fitó M, Corella D, Serra-Majem L, Wärnberg J, Romaguera D, Estruch R, Vidal J, Martínez JA, Arós F, Vázquez C, Ros E, Vioque J, López-Miranda J, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Tur JA, Tinahones FJ, Martín V, Lapetra J, Pintó X, Daimiel L, Delgado-Rodríguez M, Matía P, Gómez-Gracia E, Díez-Espino J, Babio N, Castañer O, Sorlí JV, Fiol M, Zulet MÁ, Bulló M, Goday A, Martínez-González MÁ. Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention Program With Energy-Restricted Mediterranean Diet and Exercise on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: One-Year Results of the PREDIMED-Plus Trial. Diabetes Care. 2019 05; 42(5):777-788. PMID: 30389673.
  26. Salas-Huetos A, Rosique-Esteban N, Becerra-Tomás N, Vizmanos B, Bulló M, Salas-Salvadó J. The Effect of Nutrients and Dietary Supplements on Sperm Quality Parameters: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Adv Nutr. 2018 Nov 01; 9(6):833-848. PMID: 30462179.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Salas-Huetos A, Moraleda R, Giardina S, Anton E, Blanco J, Salas-Salvadó J, Bulló M. Effect of nut consumption on semen quality and functionality in healthy men consuming a Western-style diet: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 11 01; 108(5):953-962. PMID: 30475967.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  28. Carrell DT, Salas-Huetos A, Hotaling J. Increasing evidence of the role of the sperm epigenome in embryogenesis: oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, altered embryo DNA methylation, and miscarriage. Fertil Steril. 2018 08; 110(3):401-402. PMID: 30098686.
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  29. Garcia-Arellano A, Martínez-González MA, Ramallal R, Salas-Salvadó J, Hébert JR, Corella D, Shivappa N, Forga L, Schröder H, Muñoz-Bravo C, Estruch R, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Serra-Majem L, Ros E, Rekondo J, Toledo E, Razquin C, Ruiz-Canela M. Dietary inflammatory index and all-cause mortality in large cohorts: The SUN and PREDIMED studies. Clin Nutr. 2019 06; 38(3):1221-1231. PMID: 30651193.
  30. Giardina S, Hernández-Alonso P, Díaz-López A, Salas-Huetos A, Salas-Salvadó J, Bulló M. Changes in circulating miRNAs in healthy overweight and obese subjects: Effect of diet composition and weight loss. Clin Nutr. 2019 02; 38(1):438-443. PMID: 29233588.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Camprubí C, Cigliano RA, Salas-Huetos A, Garrido N, Blanco J. What the human sperm methylome tells us. Epigenomics. 2017 10; 9(10):1299-1315. PMID: 28877596.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Salas-Huetos A, Bulló M, Salas-Salvadó J. Dietary patterns, foods and nutrients in male fertility parameters and fecundability: a systematic review of observational studies. Hum Reprod Update. 2017 07 01; 23(4):371-389. PMID: 28333357.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Becerra-Tomás N, Díaz-López A, Rosique-Esteban N, Ros E, Buil-Cosiales P, Corella D, Estruch R, Fitó M, Serra-Majem L, Arós F, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Fiol M, Santos-Lozano JM, Díez-Espino J, Portoles O, Salas-Salvadó J. Legume consumption is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes incidence in adults: A prospective assessment from the PREDIMED study. Clin Nutr. 2018 06; 37(3):906-913. PMID: 28392166.
  34. Amor AJ, Serra-Mir M, Martínez-González MA, Corella D, Salas-Salvadó J, Fitó M, Estruch R, Serra-Majem L, Arós F, Babio N, Ros E, Ortega E. Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease by the Framingham-REGICOR Equation in the High-Risk PREDIMED Cohort: Impact of the Mediterranean Diet Across Different Risk Strata. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 13; 6(3). PMID: 28288977.
  35. Corral-Vazquez C, Blanco J, Salas-Huetos A, Vidal F, Anton E. Normalization matters: tracking the best strategy for sperm miRNA quantification. Mol Hum Reprod. 2017 01; 23(1):45-53. PMID: 27932553.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  36. Salas-Huetos A, Blanco J, Vidal F, Grossmann M, Pons MC, Garrido N, Anton E. Spermatozoa from normozoospermic fertile and infertile individuals convey a distinct miRNA cargo. Andrology. 2016 11; 4(6):1028-1036. PMID: 27676136.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  37. Camprubí C, Salas-Huetos A, Aiese-Cigliano R, Godo A, Pons MC, Castellano G, Grossmann M, Sanseverino W, Martin-Subero JI, Garrido N, Blanco J. Spermatozoa from infertile patients exhibit differences of DNA methylation associated with spermatogenesis-related processes: an array-based analysis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2016 Dec; 33(6):709-719. PMID: 27692602.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Barragán R, Coltell O, Asensio EM, Francés F, Sorlí JV, Estruch R, Salas-Huetos A, Ordovas JM, Corella D. MicroRNAs and Drinking: Association between the Pre-miR-27a rs895819 Polymorphism and Alcohol Consumption in a Mediterranean Population. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Aug 16; 17(8). PMID: 27537871.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Salas-Huetos A, Blanco J, Vidal F, Godo A, Grossmann M, Pons MC, F-Fernández S, Garrido N, Anton E. Spermatozoa from patients with seminal alterations exhibit a differential micro-ribonucleic acid profile. Fertil Steril. 2015 Sep; 104(3):591-601. PMID: 26143365.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  40. Salas-Huetos A, Blanco J, Vidal F, Mercader JM, Garrido N, Anton E. New insights into the expression profile and function of micro-ribonucleic acid in human spermatozoa. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jul; 102(1):213-222.e4. PMID: 24794309.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Casas-Agustench P, Salas-Huetos A, Salas-Salvadó J. Mediterranean nuts: origins, ancient medicinal benefits and symbolism. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Dec; 14(12A):2296-301. PMID: 22166187.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  42. Salas-Salvadó J, Casas-Agustench P, Salas-Huetos A. Cultural and historical aspects of Mediterranean nuts with emphasis on their attributed healthy and nutritional properties. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Jun; 21 Suppl 1:S1-6. PMID: 21193297.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
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