Vera Mazurak

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
vmazurak@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8048
Address
4-002C Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
8602 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E1

Overview

About

Degree 

PhD, Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta 

Job/Research Area 

Nutrition and Metabolism 


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Areas of interest include lipid metabolism in disease with particular emphasis on the essential fatty acids. Current studies include defining nutritional requirements for people who have cancer and determining ways to prevent or overcome malnutrition during chemotherapy and advanced disease. Additionally, I am investigating how specific nutrients alter gene expression and proteins that relate to the ability of cancer to progress to a more invasive phenotype. Teaching responsibilities relate to nutritional biochemistry and controversial topics in Nutrition. 

Courses

AFNS 524 - Nutrition and Metabolism Related to Cancer

A lecture and reading course to address nutritional issues specifically related to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 424, ONCOL 424, or ONCOL 524. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Offered jointly by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry).


AFNS 556 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan

A lecture course that examines the understanding of how nutrients act on a cellular, tissue and the whole organism to influence human growth, development and aging. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


AFNS 601 - Seminar

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.


NU FS 356 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan

A lecture course that examines the understanding of how nutrients act on a cellular, tissue and whole organism level to influence human growth, development and aging. Prerequisite: 3 units of NUTR 301, 303 or NU FS 305.


NU FS 424 - Nutrition and Metabolism Related to Cancer

A lecture and reading course to address nutritional issues specifically related to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Not to be taken if credit received for ONCOL 424. Prerequisites: (NUTR 301 and 302) or (NU FS 305 and NU FS 356) and (PHYSL 210 and BIOCH 200) or 6 units in BIOCH.


ONCOL 424 - Nutrition and Metabolism Related to Cancer

A lecture and reading course to address nutritional issues specifically related to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Graduate students may not register for credit (see ONCOL 524). Credit will only be given for one of ONCOL 524, 424 and AFNS 524, 424. Prerequisite: (NUTR 301 and 302) or (NU FS 352 and 6 units in Biochemistry) or ONCOL 320.


ONCOL 524 - Nutrition and Metabolism Related to Cancer

A lecture and reading course to address nutritional issues specifically related to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Lectures are the same as for ONCOL 424, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Credit will only be given for one of ONCOL 524, 424 and AFNS 524, 424. Prerequisite: (NUTR 301 and 302) or (NUFS 352 and 6 units in Biochemistry) or ONCOL 320.


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Featured Publications

Murphy RA, Yeung E, Mazurak VC and Mourtzakis M

British Journal of Cancer. 2011 January;


Murphy RA, Mourtzakis M, Reiman T and Chu Q, Mazurak VC

Cancer. 2011 January; 11


Gullett NP, Mazurak VC, Hebbar G, Johnstone PS and Ziegler TR

Current Problems in Cancer. 2011 January; 35


Murphy RA, Perrine M, Pawlowicz M, Mourtzakis M, Lieffers JR, Prado, CM, Bruera E, Clandinin MT, Baracos VE, Mazurak VC

Clinical Nutrition. 2010 January; 29


Murphy RA, Mourtzakis M, Chu QS, Reiman T, Mazurak VC

Journal of Nutrition. 2010 January; 140


Dekker MJ, Wright AJ, Mazurak VC, Marangoni AG, Rush JW, Graham TE, Robinson LE

Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2009 January; 20


Bureyko T, Hurdle H, Metcalfe JB, Clandinin MT, Mazurak VC

British Journal of Nutrition. 2009 January; 101


Martin L, Zarn D, Hansen AM, Wismer W, Mazurak VC

Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 2008 January; 69


Mazurak VC, Lien V, Field CJ, Goruk SD, Pramuk K, Clandinin MT

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2008 January; 46


Robinson LE, Bucholz AC, Mazurak VC

Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 2007 January; 32


Matheson KM, Cutting JE, Mazurak VC, Robinson LE, Buchholz AC

Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.


Murphy RA, Mourtzakis M, Reiman T, Chu Q, Baracos VE, Mazurak VC