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Current Lab Members

Jessie Burns, Sep 2016 – Present, PhD Candidate. Early exposure to n-3 PUFA and how levels of these fatty acids in the diet and blood may impact an individual’s risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.

Valerie Hruska, Sep 2018 – Present, PhD Student. The role of chronic stress in metabolism and health in partnership with the Guelph Family Health Study.

Anisha Mahajan, Jan 2019 – Present, PhD Student. The impact of sugar and non-nutritive sweetener intake on cardiometabolic risk factors among preschool-aged children in the Guelph Family Health Study.

Rachel Ackford, Jan 2020 – Present, PhD student.

Cody Lust, Sep 2018 – Present, MSc Candidate. The development of fatty acid reference ranges in various global cohorts. Additionally, The use of omega-3 supplements in athletes and their efficacy at promoting recovery from brain injuries.

Jessica Yu, Sep 2019 – Present, MSc Student. The genetics of sugar intake and metabolism and its relationship with cardiometabolic health outcomes in preschool-aged children.

Rahbika Ashraf, Sep 2019 – Present, MSc Student.

Enzo Baracuhy, Sept 2019 – Present, 2020 CBS-CIBC Summer Student. Investigating the comparative influence of life-long exposure to different families of fatty acids on breast cancer outcomes.

Shaima Alam, Jan 2019 – Present, 2020 CBS-CIBC Summer Student. Investigating the mechanism by which n-3 PUFA inhibit cell proliferation in MMTV-neu breast cancer mice.

Jessica-Dominique Lecques, Jan 2020 – Present, 3rd year placement. Examining the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in a C57-fat-1 mouse model of concussion injury.

Aritra Bhattacharjee, May 2020 – Present, 2020 USRA Summer Student. Investigating the role of fatty acids in brain trauma recovery and child development.

updated May 2020