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

PhD Students

Mavra Ahmed

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Mavra is a 4th year PhD candidate in Dr. L’Abbe’s Lab. She has an MSc in clinical nutrition focused on the role of thiamin in heart failure. For her doctoral studies, she is specializing in… [Read More]

Jodi Bernstein

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Jodi Bernstein is a 3rd 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 first 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]

Theresa Poon

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Theresa is a first 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]

MPH Students

There are no current members who are MPH Students

Undergraduate Thesis Students

Min Ah Kim

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Min Ah is currently in her fourth year of studies at the University of Toronto, working on a research project in the L’Abbé Lab, which examines the Canadian food and beverage supply in order to determine whether Canadian… [Read More]

Sarah Murphy

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Sarah is in her fourth year of studies at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications, with a minor in Psychology. She recently completed a summer research… [Read More]

Alena Ng

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Alena joined the L’Abbe Lab in May 2016 as a summer research student and worked on creating a Canadianized version of the Healthy Eating Index-2010 to assess the quality of Canadian diets. She is currently in… [Read More]

Yeonji (Angela) Oh

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Angela is currently in her fourth year of studies at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry. She is focusing her research on testing the effectiveness of various displays… [Read More]

Laura Vergeer

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Laura is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Science. Her research project focuses on the extent to which packaged food manufacturers in Canada… [Read More]

Research Assistants