Catherine Field

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
CRC Tier 1 Chair in Human Nutrition and Metabolism

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Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
catherine.field@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2597
Address
4-126C Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

CRC Tier 1 Chair in Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Email
catherine.field@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, University of Alberta

Job/Research Area 

Nutritional Immunology


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

My research program centers on the effect of nutrition on the immune system. Current areas of research are: the role of polyunsaturated fats on the development of the infant’s immune system, the use of specific fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and identifying the association between nutritional status and maternal mental health and the neuro-physical development of infants. 

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CRC Tier 1 Chair, Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Courses

NU FS 310 - Teaching and Communication in Nutrition

Students will gain skills in teaching and communicating nutrition information effectively to different populations (children, elderly, cultural groups, healthcare professionals) using a variety of different approaches and modalities. The theory of learning, communication and behaviour change will provide a foundation for all activities and approaches to evaluation of communication tools will be emphasized. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 410. Prerequisite: NUTR 100. Corequisite: NU FS 305 or NUTR 301.

Fall Term 2020
NU FS 401 - Undergraduate Research Project

Directed laboratory study under supervision of a staff member. Note: For third- and fourth-year students only. Students must obtain approval from Department before registration. May be taken more than once provided that topic is different.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Feeding a Bioactive Oil Enriched in Stearidonic Acid During Early Life Improves Immune System Maturation in Neonatal Sprague-Dawley Rats
Author(s): 2. Patel D, Goruk S, Newell M, Richard C, Chen G, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 150
Issue: (3)
Page Numbers: 606-612

Treatment with DHA modifies the response of MDA-MB-231 cells and tumors from nu/nu mice to doxorubicin through apoptosis and cell cycle arrest
Author(s): Newell M, Brun M, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 49
Issue: (1)
Page Numbers: 46-56

Role of docosahexaenoic acid in enhancement of docetaxel action in patient derived breast cancer xenografts
Author(s): Newell M, Goruk S, Mazurak V, Postovit L, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Breast Cancer Treatment
Volume: 177
Page Numbers: 357-367

Protocol of a double blind, phase II randomized controlled trial to compare Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concomitant with neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone in the treatment of breast cancer
Author(s): Newell M, Mackey J, Bigras G, Alvarez-Camacho M, Goruk S, Ghosh S, Schmidt A, Miede D, Chisotti A, Postovit L, Baker K, Mazurak V, Courneya K, Basi S, Abraham Joy A, King K, Meza-Junco J, Price-Hiller J, Zhu X, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: BMJ Open
External Link: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/9/e030502.full
The dietary form of choline during lactation affects maternal immune function in rats
Author(s): Dellschaft NS, Richard C, Lewis E, Goruk S, Jacobs R, Curtis J, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: European Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 57
Issue: (6)
Page Numbers: 2189-2199

A critical review on the effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on cancer cell cycle progression
Author(s): 2. Newell M, Baker K, Postovit L, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: International Journal of Molecular Science
Volume: 18
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: 1784-1798

A dietary supply of docosahexaenoic acid early in life is essential for immune development and the establishment of oral tolerance
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 146
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 2398-2406

Determination of the relative efficacy of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for anti-cancer effects in human breast cancer models
Author(s): VanderSluis L, Mazurak VC, Damaraju S, Field CJ,
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: International Journal of Molecular Science
Volume: 18
Issue: 12
Page Numbers: 2607

Feeding a mixture of choline forms during lactation improves offspring growth and maternal lymphocyte response to ex vivo immune challenges
Author(s): Lewis ED, Richard CR, Goruk S, Wadge E, Curtis JM, Jacobs RL, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Nutrients
Page Numbers: 1-14

Feeding a mixture of choline forms to lactating dams improves the development of the immune system in offspring
Author(s): Richard CR, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Wadge E, Curtis JM, Jacobs RL, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Nutrients
Volume: 9
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 567

Impact of egg consumption on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes and at risk of developing diabetes: a review of randomized nutritional intervention studies.
Author(s): 2. Richard CR, Cristall L, Fleming E, Ricupero M, Jacobs R, Field CJ.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Issue: 41
Page Numbers: 453-463

The importance of human milk for immunity in preterm infants
Author(s): Lewis ED, Richard C, Larsen BM, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Clinics in Perinatology
Volume: 44
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 23-47

Evidence for the essentiality of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acid in the postnatal maternal and infant diet for the development of the infant’s immune system early in life
Author(s): 11. Richard C, Lewis ED, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume: 41
Issue: (5)
Page Numbers: 461-75

A dietary supply of docosahexaenoic acid early in life is essential for immune development and the establishment of oral tolerance
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 146
Issue: (11)
Page Numbers: 2398-2406

Feeding a diet devoid of choline during suckling restricts growth and impairs T cell expansion and function in offspring
Author(s): Lewis ED, Goruk S, Dellschaft N, Jacobs RL, Curtis JM, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: British Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 116
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1001-1012

Feeding a diet enriched in docosahexaenoic acid to lactating dams improves the tolerance response to egg protein in suckled pups
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Field CJ.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Nutrients
Volume: 8
Page Numbers: 103

The content of docosahexaenoic acid in the maternal diet differentially affects the immune response in lactating dams and suckled offspring. European
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Field CJ.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: European Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 55
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 2255-2264
External Link: http://www-ncbi-nlm-nih gov.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/pubmed/26358165
The content of docosahexaenoic acid in the suckling and the weaning diet differentially program the ability of immune cells to respond to stimuli
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis ED, Goruk S, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Volume: 35
Page Numbers: 22-29

The form of choline in the maternal diet affects immune development in the suckled offspring
Author(s): Lewis ED, Richard C, Goruk S, Dellschaft NS, Curtis JM, Jacobs RL, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 146
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 823-30

A stearidonic acid - enriched flax oil reduces the growth of human breast cancer in vitro and in vivo
Author(s): Subedi K, Yu H-M, Newell M, Weselake R, Meesapyodsuk D, Qiu X, Shah S and Field CJ
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume: 149
Page Numbers: 17-29

Bypassing the Delta 6-desaturase enzyme and directly providing n-3 and n-6 PUFA pathway intermediates reduces the survival of two human breast cancer cell lines
Author(s): Yu H-M, Newell M, Subedi K, Weselake RJ, Mazurak V, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
Volume: 117
Page Numbers: 1378-1390

Choline is required in the diet of lactating dams to maintain maternal immune function
Author(s): Dellschaft NS, Ruth MR, Goruk S, Lewis E, Richard C, Jacobs RL, Curtis JM, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: British Journal of Nutrition
Volume: June 113
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 1723-31

Women who take omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements during pregnancy and lactation meet the recommended intake
Author(s): Jia X, Pakseresht M, Wildgrube J, Sontag S, Andrews M, Wattar N, Begum Subhan F, McCargar L, Field CJ and the APrON study team
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume: 40
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 474-81

Folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 status in pregnant Albertan women
Author(s): 16. Fayyaz F, Wang F, Jacobs RC, O’Connor D, Bell RC, Field CJ and the APrON study team
Publication Date: 12/1/2014
Publication: Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume: 39
Issue: 12
Page Numbers: 1402-8

Dietary choline and the importance of egg and milk consumption to intake of pregnant and lactating women in Alberta
Author(s): Lewis ED, Subhan FB, Bell RC, McCargar LJ, Curtis JM, Jacobs RL, Field CJ and the APrON study team
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: British Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 112
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 112-121

The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) cohort study: Rationale and Methods
Author(s): Kaplan BJ, Giesbrecht GF, Leung BMY, Field CJ, Dewey D, Bell RC, Manca DP, O'Beirne M, Johnston DW, Pop VJ, Singhal N, Gagnon L, Bernier FB, Eliasziw M, McCargar LJ, Kooistra L, Farmer A, Cantell M, Goonewardene L, Casey LM, Letourneau N, Martin JW
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Maternal and Child Nutrition
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 44-60

Total choline and choline-containing moieties of commercially available pulses
Author(s): Lewis ED, Kosik SJ, Zhao Y-Y, Jacobs RL, Curtis JM, Field CJ
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Volume: 69
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 115-121