PhD, Human Nutrition, UBC
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are among the most prevalent chronic diseases and their incidence is increasing as developing countries adopt “westernized” lifestyles. My research program has two main foci. First, we study the effects of various diets and genetic factors on insulin secretion. Second, we develop and evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity interventions.
Covers specialized topics of current interest to graduate students in AFNS. Presentations by students, faculty and invited speakers. Students register in one of four sections - Animal Science, Plant Science, Food Science or Human Nutrition. Attendance is required of all graduate students throughout their program. MSc students normally register for one term in year 2, and are required to present one seminar; PhD students normally register for one term in each of year 1 and 3, and are required to present one seminar per term.Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
To develop skills in critical review of the literature, formulation of research questions and hypotheses, and the execution and presentation of research in the nutrition and metabolism fields. Lectures include concepts in experimental design, logistics of data collection and basic statistical analysis. The seminar includes practical application of these tools and completion of a critical review to compliment student's research program. Normally taken by students in the MSc and PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism during the first year of their graduate studies program.Fall Term 2021
Individual study supervised by the student's supervisor, requiring the preparation of a comprehensive report, presentation of a seminar and oral examination by the student's supervisor and one additional faculty member.Fall Term 2021
An independent research project in nutritional science topics, supervised by a faculty member. It includes implementation of a research project, data analysis and presentation of results orally and in writing. Corequisite: NUTR 400.Fall Term 2021
An independent research project in nutritional science topics, supervised by a faculty member. It includes implementation of a research project, data analysis and presentation of results orally and in writing. Corequisite: NUTR 400.Winter Term 2022