MSc theses

Student Name Supervisor Thesis Title
Nicole Da Silva Anderson Comparison of dairy and plant baed substitutes on glucose and appetite regulation in healthy young adults 
Rebecca Simonian Anderson Investigating the role of folic acid on brain development using novel zebrafish (Danio rerio) model 
Marisa Soo Anderson  
Zi Chen (Corrina) Zhou Anderson  
Marina de Sousa Castro Asztalos  
Mehakpreet Thind Bandsma Improving Neutrophil-Associated Immune Dysfunction with Nicotinamide supplementation in a Murine Model of Severe Malnutrition
YueYing (Ella) ChenMi Bandsma  
Brinley Klievik Bazinet Measuring the Turnover of Docosahexaenoic Acid in the Brain, Liver, and Adipose Tissue using Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis
Aidan Tyrrell Bazinet  
Nagam (Anna) Yehia Bazinet & Hanley The Role of Dairy Associated Branched-Chain Fatty Acids in Cardiometabolic Disorders underlying Type 2 Diabetes: A Longitudinal Analysis in the PROMISE Cohort
Negar Mir Beaudry Acute effects of glucocorticoids on lipolysis through non-genomic actions in adipose tissue
Zara Shahabi Beaudry  
Sarah Rae Birken Two-Person Measurement Validation Study with Parents
Arin Deveci Birken Association between maternal preconception BMI and child zBMI scores
Kate Braddon Birken  
Vincent Wong Birken Association between maternal preconception BMI and child eating behaviours
Diana Wu Comelli   
Arooj Asrar Comelli & Bandsma  
Dianna Yanchis Courtney-Martin & Tomlinson Comparing body composition assessment methods and evaluating physical activity in children with intestinal failure: building a framework for more personalized and holistic care in pediatric intestinal failure
Yuxuan (Susan) Li Courtney-Martin & Tomlinson L-Arginine metabolism and requirements for the preterm neonate receiving parenteral nutrition
Kira Lai Hanley Very-long chain saturated fatty acids: determinants and associations with risk phenotypes of metabolic syndrome 
Ji-Eun Chon Hanley  
Cassandra Carey  Jenkins Assessing the environmental sustainability of therapeutic diets from clinical trials.
Nathaniel Amaral Jenkins TMAO as a nutritional biomarker and its clinical relevance for cardiovascular disease 
Sarah Park Kotsopolous Oral microbiome and BRCA mutation
Yahan (Hailey) Yang L’Abbe Analysis of the Nutritional Quality of Foods in the Canadian Chained Restaurant Menu Items in 2020.
Emily Ziraldo L’Abbe  
Courtney South  Maguire Is underweight in the first 2 years of life associated with growth and nutrition in later childhood?
Michaela Kucab  Maguire The association between childcare attendance in early childhood and adiposity in later childhood
Sepinood Mortazavi Maguire  
Sarah Jarvis Malik The association between plant based diets and cardiometabolic risk in children
Michelle Nguyen Malik The effects of sugar-sweetened beverages, non-nutritive sweetened beverages, and fruit juice on weight gain in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Colleen Farrell O’Connor Factors affecting folate absorption and regulation of folate transporters in the colon of humans
Adrianna Greco O’Connor Assessing the Concentrations of Iodine, Choline, and Vitamin B12 in Human Milk of Canadian Mothers with Healthy, Term-Born Infants
Jong Yup Sa O’Connor How are antibiotic classes and timing of exposure associated with the gastrointestinal microbiota of human milk-fed infants born <1250 g?
Samantha Ismail O’Connor & Sellen Breast Milk SARS-CoV-2 IgA and IgG Antibodies: ELISA Validation and Antibody Neutralizing Capacity 
Maria-Elena Lautatzis Roth The effect of important food sources of fructose containing sugars on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Maimuna Gias Roth Early life determinants of bone mass and bone density among a cohort of Bangladeshi children
Kelly Watson Roth  
Danielle Lee Sievenpiper The effect of important food sources of fructose containing sugars on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Amna Ahmed Sievenpiper Regulation of honey and its constituent rare sugars on cardiometabolic health- epidemiological and compositional analysis 
Madeline Elrich Sievenpiper The role of soy in metabolic health
Ruojun Liu  Tarasuk The relationship between age and vulnerability to food insecurity in Canada