Emad Yuzbashian, Ph.D. Candidate

Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science (AFNS)
University of Alberta

Nourishing Careers: Perspectives from Nutrition Trailblazers Trainee Career Panel

The field of nutrition houses an intricate web of possibilities. As trainees, no doubt you are in the midst of major decisions about which pathway(s) you find yourself choosing as you transition into your career, including how your interests, skills, and aspirations align. This dynamic career panel represents a snapshot of the range of possibilities that those with an interest in nutrition may follow. This session will offer optimal opportunities to engage with this panel, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into the wonderful possibilities that await you post-graduation. Following the panel discussion, we hope you will join us for a trainee networking event that will transition into the CNS 2024 Conference opening reception. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and set the stage for your future success.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Emad Yuzbashian, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Alberta, is an outstanding researcher who specializes in nutritional science, metabolic regulation, and nutritional epidemiology. During his Ph.D. program in human nutrition, Emad specializes in studying the impact of dietary interventions on metabolic health, notably obesity and associated metabolic diseases. His research focuses on basic science and translational techniques, with the goal of bridging the gap between bench and bedside. Over the past decade, he has worked at the Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, where he has contributed to a range of research projects, including the prospective cohort study of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study and various clinical trials. Emad is particularly interested in the complex interaction between food, gut microbiota, and host metabolism, as well as in nutritional epidemiology, which seeks to understand population-wide dietary trends and their correlations with adverse health effects. Emad’s scholarly excellence has been recognized through prestigious awards such as the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI)/International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes (HRD) Award. His academic journey is further distinguished by numerous scholarships and accolades, underscoring his commitment to advancing the field of nutrition.