Natasha Haskey is a Registered Dietitian who received both her undergraduate and Master’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy & Nutrition in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was through her Masters work, she developed an expertise in the field of gastrointestinal nutrition, specifically in the areas of probiotics and prebiotics. Natasha is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and maintains a clinical nutrition practice focusing on digestive health. In January 2017, she started a PhD at UBC – Okanagan with Dr. Deanna Gibson focusing on diet, inflammatory bowel disease and the microbiome.
Natasha is passionate about translating emerging scientific information into practical recommendations for clinicians that are easy to understand and easy to follow. She has shared her expertise at many conferences both nationally and internationally.
Natasha is awarded a 2 year PhD fellowship from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology!
Dr. Douglas Morck is working with the Gibson Lab as a Visiting Professor.
Dr. Morck, BSc, DVM, PhD, is a Professor from the University of Calgary, who is here on a year-long sabbatical working in Dr. Deanna Gibson’s research lab. He has a number of appointments, which are:
- Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
- Professor, Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- University Veterinarian and Head, Animal Health Unit, Vice President Research Office
While at UBC, Dr. Morck will be working in the Gibson Lab, participating in research on microbiota 16SrRNA gene amplification, sequencing and data management, conducting microbiome analyses, and participating in workshops and seminars.
Dr. Morck’s research interests are:
- Veterinary Infectious Disease
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Immuno-modulation by Antibiotics
We are features on UBCOTV! Click this link to view the video: UBCO TV: Gibson Laboratory
Congratulations to MSc student Nishat Tasnim on being awarded P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship!
Congratulations to PhD student Candice Quin on being awarded the CIHR Doctoral Research Award (Priority Announcement – Infection and Immunity) for 3 years totalling $105,000!
It’s Gut Science Week at Five Thirty Eight and we are featured! Check out the link to learn about the entertaining poop science happening in our lab!
Here is the newest publication from the Gibson lab. Read here: http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/10/infdis.jiw084.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=KvoCrfxBj6Qczh1
MSc student Nijjiati Abulizi has been selected as the winner of the 2015 QS World Grad Tour Scholarship, with a scholarship award of $5,000.00 USD. This scholarship awards Golden Key members who have proven academic excellence combined with a solid range of extracurricular activities. The scholarship supports members’ post-baccalaureate study at accredited universities anywhere in the world. This is Nijiati’s second GK award!
Candice Quin received the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology- PhD studentship award.
The award will be for two years of funding to be applied during her PhD training
over a period of at least two years at a value of up to $30,000; $15,000 in the first
year and $15,000 in the second year.
Read Dr. Deanna’s story on UBCO’s Our Stories portal!