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 Ahmed is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, University of Toronto. Mavra has experience in nutrition and food policy and clinical nutrition with strong expertise… [Read More]

PhD Students

Samer Hamamji

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Samer is a second year PhD student in the L’Abbe Lab. His doctoral research will examine the relationship between dietary choices aligned with Canada’s Food Guide 2019 recommendations and cardiometabolic risk factors among Canadians using… [Read More]

Jennifer Lee

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Jennifer is a PhD Candidate in the L’Abbe Lab. She completed her dietetic training and Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy at Dalla Lana School of… [Read More]

MSc Students

Yahan (Hailey) Yang

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Hailey is a second year MSc student in the L’Abbé lab. Her research focuses primarily on cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the nutritional profile of restaurant foods in Canada between 2010 and 2020. Further research… [Read More]

Emily Ziraldo

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Emily is a first year MSc student in the L’Abbé lab. Her thesis research focuses on analyzing sodium and sugar in the Canadian food supply over time. Other research interests include: the relationship between food… [Read More]

Undergraduate Thesis Students

Research Assistants