Dr. Zahra Farahnak, MPH, PhD    Principal Investigator

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University. I have an interdisciplinary training background in Nutrition, Public health in nutrition and Exercise physiology and expertise in both pre-clinical and clinical research, with molecular and mechanistic orientations. This comprehensive training continues to influence my research endeavor and makes me interested in testing novel hypotheses through an integrated approach. I am interested in addressing significant health concerns and diseases through non-medical lifestyle interventions (Nutrition & Exercise) as an approach to better health through prevention.

When Not Professoring, I enjoy …

taking long walk & biking, gardening & baking.

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Fellow - Montreal Heart Institute, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow - McGill University, Canada
PhD in Exercise Physiology - University of Montreal, Canada
MPH in Nutrition - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
B.Sc. in Nutrition - Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)