Graduate Students

Ramak Esfandi, PhD Candidate

Research Project: Cytoprotective of effects and regulation of oxidative stress markers by food-derived peptides in cell hepatic and intestinal cell culture models. Determination of peptide metabolites upon exposure to cells

Nasim Meshginfar , PhD Candidate

Research Project: Valorization of tomato processing by-products: Extraction of proteins, enzymatic hydrolysis, antioxidant and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory proteins, calcium binding, separation and identification of active peptides by tandem mass spectrometry

Mallory Walters, MSc 

Research Project: Discovery novel peptides in hydrolyzed oat proteins, determination of their use in the management of diabetes based on three possible mechanisms. Antioxidant properties; Inhibition of carbohydrases involved in the release of glucose from foods: Regulation of enzymes involved in the release of insulin.

Adenike Shittu, MSc Candidate

Research Project: Effects of hydrolyzed cereal proteins and ultrafiltration on free radicals, toxic metals and lipid oxidation in foods. Metals of interests are chromium and arsenic. ICP-Method developments, Survey of Canadian meat products for chromium and arsenic content.

Gabriela Yunuén Campos, MSc 

Research Project: The project is aimed to determine the ability of hydrolyzed oat proteins to scavenge reactive oxygen species, inhibit the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) or chelate bile acids. The Knowledge generated can lead the use of protein hydrolysates (fractions or peptides) in the formulation foods to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.