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Farah Hosseinian

Associate Professor

Phone:6135202600 x 2048
Office:318 Steacie Building

Farah Hosseinian is a chemistry professor at Carleton University. Her research focuses on novel biomolecule compounds from agri-food byproducts or waste with the potential of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic/probiotic activities.

A co-founder of the Jerusalem Artichoke Association of Canada, Hosseinian promotes this often forgotten plant in Canada, especially for Indigenous communities. Jerusalem artichoke is a member of the sunflower family and was first cultivated and used as food by Indigenous populations. It has a strong adaptability to cold weather and is easily grown in Canada. High in inulin (a complex carbohydrate), it can act as a clean sugar and replace fat in meat.

“I am eager to contribute to CUISIC, to improve the existing program, provide better education for students and our communities on agri-foods, nutrition, health and overall well-being,” says Hosseinian. “I believe by creating specific courses and workshops as platforms we can work together on a strategy to attract Indigenous students, create job opportunities and also attract any Canadian students to the program. This long-term objective will provide a high impact on our Canadian economy, initiated by CUISIC, for many years to come.”

Hosseinian has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan.