Human Milk Oligosaccharides Underlie Benefits of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet

Victoria Niklas, MA, MD

Victoria Niklas, MA, MDDr. Victoria Niklas earned her MD from Harvard Medical School, her master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University, and a master’s certificate in Medical Education and Leadership from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her postgraduate medical training in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and her Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and continues to practice neonatology at the Olive View UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Chloe Autran, PhD

Chloe Autran, PhDDr. Chloe Autran recently joined the Prolacta team in the role of Human Milk Oligosaccharide Business Development Manager. Chloe received her Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the Technical University of Munich where she participated in a joint program at the University of California San Diego. Within UCSD’s Department of Pediatrics, she conducted research for her dissertation in the lab of Dr. Lars Bode, where she studied human milk oligosaccharides and their natural anti-inflammatory properties. In parallel, Chloe managed the laboratory operations of the Bode Laboratory, including the production of HMO for use in research collaborations around the world. Chloe has a deep interest in the translation of science into business. Prior to joining Prolacta she interned as a business analyst for 1798 Consultants Inc, a strategic market access agency for the life science industry, and served as the vice president of the Advanced Degree Consulting Club at UC San Diego, assisting early stage startups in their strategic development.

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