Current Members

Alyssa Schermel (Lab Manager)

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Alyssa has been lab manager of the L’Abbe Lab since attaining her Master’s degree under Dr. Mary L’Abbe in 2012. Alyssa’s main responsibility is managing the University of Toronto’s Food Label Information Program (FLIP), a database of packaged… [Read More]

Post Doctoral Fellows

Mavra Ahmed

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Mavra is a Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. L’Abbe’s Lab. She obtained her PhD degree under the supervision of Dr. L’Abbe, where she specialized in the characterization of dietary intakes of Canadian Armed Forces… [Read More]

PhD Students

Jodi Bernstein

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Jodi Bernstein is a 4th year PhD candidate in Dr. L’Abbe’s Lab. She is a Registered Dietitian and has a Masters in Public Health, specializing in community nutrition. For Jodi’s doctoral thesis, she is evaluating sugars in the Canadian… [Read More]

MSc Students

Salma Hack

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Salma is a second year MSc candidate in the L’Abbe Lab. As a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, Salma has a major in Nutritional Sciences and a double minor in Immunology and Physiology. In… [Read More]

Kimiya Karbasy

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Kimiya is a second year MSc candidate in the L’Abbe Lab. A graduate from the University of Toronto she holds a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology. Her research focuses on assessing local food environment policies in Canada. Kimiya is also working alongside… [Read More]

Sarah Murphy

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Sarah is pursuing her Masters in Nutritional Sciences under Dr L’Abbe, and is expected to graduate in 2019. Her current research focuses on longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses on the nutrition quality of foods in the… [Read More]

Alena Ng

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Alena is a first year MSc candidate in the L’Abbe Lab. She received her Honours BSc from the University of Toronto in 2017 with High Distinction, double majoring in nutritional sciences and human biology. Alena’s research… [Read More]

Theresa Poon

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Theresa is a second year MSc candidate in the L’abbe lab.  For her Master’s thesis, she is evaluating the validity of nutrient profiling systems for the assessment of the nutritional quality of foods in Canada.  This… [Read More]

Laura Vergeer

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Laura is a first-year MSc student in the L’Abbé Lab. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BSc in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Science. As an undergraduate student, Laura completed a… [Read More]

MPH Students

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Undergraduate Thesis Students

Yeonji (Angela) Oh

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Angela is currently pursuing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry at University of Toronto. Her undergraduate thesis project with the L’Abbe Lab is focused on testing the consumer perception of Health Canada’s proposed warning labels,… [Read More]

Research Assistants

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