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Dr. Jim House

Dr. Jim House

Professor and Head
Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba

Dr. House is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba. He completed his Ph.D. in nutrition and metabolism from the Department of Animal & Poultry Science at the University of Guelph in 1996, under the co-supervision of Drs. Ron Ball and Paul Pencharz. For the next three years, Jim worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, with Dr. Sean Brosnan, where he was the recipient of a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship in 1998. In the fall of 1998, he joined the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences. Jim has received the young investigator awards from Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) and the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences. He has applied this expertise in 3 primary research areas: 1) understanding the factors regulating sulphur amino acid metabolism in animals; 2) developing functional foods of animal origin, with particular emphasis on the laying hen; and 3) determining factors influencing the quality of dietary proteins. His research program is funded via NSERC Discovery Grants, MITACS, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Growing Forward 2, Manitoba Egg Farmers and Egg Farmers of Canada.