Highlights

Welcome Lulu!

Welcome Lulu!

Lulu is currently working towards her MSc in Biostatistics, with a specific focus on developing and implementing a novel non-linear mixed effects approach to model HIV viral dynamics. She completed her BSc in Integrated Science at UBC (2019), studying the crossroads between immunology and nutrition, and was able to exercise this knowledge through assisting in […]

Brock receives a CIHR Doctoral Award!

We received fantastic news this week, Brock Williams was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Award. This competitive national award provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada, providing a student stipend […]

Congratulations Kelsey!

I have two exciting new updates to share: First, Kelsey has officially transferred into the PhD Human Nutrition program! She is currently leading a RCT in pregnant women in Vancouver to determine if a natural form of folate (5-MTHF) is as effective as synthetic folic acid in increasing plasma and RBC folate concentrations during pregnancy, […]

Jordie and Kelsey – pursuing exceptional research experiences abroad

Jordie and Kelsey – pursuing exceptional research experiences abroad

  Congratulations Jordie Fischer and Kelsey Cochrane in obtaining a Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS) to travel abroad and expand their research training! The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences […]

Brock Williams, PhD Candidate!

Brock Williams, PhD Candidate!

Huge congratulations to Brock Williams who was awarded an unconditional pass on his PhD comprehensive exam! He has now advanced to candidacy in his PhD degree. His proposal was titled “Is standard infant formula fortified expressed breastmilk as effective as medium-chain triglyceride-rich formula for the maintenance of growth in infants with biliary atresia? A randomized […]

Nutritional Anemia – 2nd Edition

Nutritional Anemia – 2nd Edition

Exciting news. Klaus Kraemer, Michael Zimmermann, Diego Moretti and I have confirmed our editorial roles on the forthcoming 2nd edition of the book Nutritional Anemia to be published by Springer! Understanding the causes of anemia is critical to inform appropriate strategies to prevent and treat anemia, particularly to reduce the risk of anemia and the […]

Showcasing our new hematology analyzer!

Showcasing our new hematology analyzer!

We just installed our new Sysmex XN-550 automated hematology analyzer in the NUTRI-HEME lab. We are now set up to perform comprehensive measurements of indicators of anemia and overall blood health. The Symex XN-550 is capable of performing a complete blood count (CBC), which includes the following analysis parameters: White blood cell count, Red blood […]

Excellent work, Jeff! Congratulations!

Excellent work, Jeff! Congratulations!

Jeff Holmes wins the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award by an Undergraduate Student!   This BCCHR award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an undergraduate or medical student whose research curiosity and engagement clearly demonstrate the individual’s potential as a valuable member of the scientific community. During his degree, Jeff worked with our team (Karakochuk Research Team) […]

Congratulations on your CIHR scholarship, Jordie!

Congratulations on your CIHR scholarship, Jordie!

Jordie just received a 2019 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award/CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship! Jordie’s MSc. thesis project will examine the adverse effects of untargeted iron supplementation in Cambodian women of reproductive age. She’s currently in rural Cambodia spearheading the operations to get the trial started!

Cara Mayer wins the 2019 APNM Undergraduate Research Excellence Award!

Cara Mayer wins the 2019 APNM Undergraduate Research Excellence Award!

Cara was a work learn student in the Karakochuk lab between 2018-2019, leading a pilot research study on the iron status of female varsity athletes. Cara was instrumental in leading this research over the past year and is now drafting a manuscript on her findings (stay tuned!). She also assisted the team with another pilot […]