What in the Wheat? We need your help…

Gut issues are on the rise in Western countries with the incidence of celiac disease doubling in Canada over the last 25 years. In North America the use of chemicals such as glyphosate in wheat desiccation is common. Glyphosate (also known by the brand name Roundup), is a highly debated topic. We want to conduct …

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Gibson lab welcomes international PhD student from Nigeria!

Welcome to Adediwura Arowosegbe! Adediwura is a doctoral student at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. She graduated in 2010 with B.Sc. in Microbiology and completed her Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology and Public Health. She is interested in perinatal and infant health. She was awarded a TETFUND grant by the Federal Government of …

Dr. Deanna Gibson receives the CAG 2018 Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Deanna Gibson who was awarded the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) – 2018 Young Investigator Award. The CAG Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through basic and/or clinical research by a young investigator. For more details see Vol.18, No. 2 – February 2018.pdf  

Award: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grant-In-Aid

Did you know 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis? Dr. Gibson with her clinical research team Dr. Sunny Singh (MD, FRCPC), Dr. Kevan Jacobson (MD,FRCPC) and Natasha Haskey (RD) were awarded the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grant-In-Aid to support their project "Dietary lipid intervention as a therapeutic against colitis." The Crohn’s and Colitis …

Dr. Gibson awarded the Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

Dr. Gibson was awarded the prestigious Killam Faculty Research Fellowship to support her sabbatical project in India "Characterization of differences in the gut microbiome composition and function between cohorts of South East Asians, immigrants and 1st generation Indo-Canadians." The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are …

Welcome to PhD student Natasha Haskey!

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 …

Welcome Dr. Douglas Morck!

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 …