Dr. James D. House, Department Head

Position: Professor and Head of Department

University of Manitoba
Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
Room 208A Human Ecology Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone No.:
(204) 474-6837

Fax No.:
(204) 474-7593


Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin, including eggs with enhanced nutritional value.


Ph.D. University of Guelph

Research Interests

  • Determination of the protein quality of foods and food ingredients
  • Regulation of the nutrient/bioactive content of eggs
  • Nutritional regulation of sulphur amino acid metabolism
  • Water-soluble vitamin nutrition

Research Affiliations

Selected Publications:


Marinangeli, C.P.F., and House, J.D. 2017. Contemplating the Need for Complex Assessments of Protein Quality for Dietary Guidance: A focus on the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS). Nutr. Reviews (In Press)

Naderi, N., House, J.D., Pouliot, Y., and Doyen, A. 2017. Review: Effects of high hydrostatic pressure processing on hen egg compounds and egg products. Comp. Rev. Food Sci. Food Safety (In Press)

Nosworthy, M.G., Neufeld, J., Reed, L., Frohlich, P., Boux, G., Malcolmson, L. and House, J.D. 2017. Determination of the protein quality of cooked Canadian pulses. Food Sci. Nutr. (In Press)

Neijat, M., Eck, P., and House, J.D. 2017. Synthesized versus preformed omega-3 fatty acids in chicken egg, liver and adipose tissue and the expression of genes associated with hepatic lipid metabolism. Prostaglandins Leukot. Essent. Fatty Acids 119: 1-17

Naderi, N., Doyen, A., House, J.D., and Pouliot, Y. 2017. The use of high hydrostatic pressure to generate folate-enriched extracts from the granule fraction of hen's egg yolk. Food Chem. 232: 253-262.

Nosworthy, M. and House, J.D. 2017. Recent advances in the determination of the quality of dietary proteins: Implications for pulses. Cereal Chem. 94: 49-57.

Jing, M., Zhao, S., and House, J.D. 2017. Performance and tissue fatty acid profile of broiler chickens and laying hens fed hemp oil and HempOmega™. Poult. Sci. 96:1809-1819.

Nosworthy, M.G., Zimoch-Korzycka, A., Franczyk, A., Neufeld, J., and House, J.D. 2017. Impact of processing on the protein quality of pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ) & buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench ) flours and blends, as determined by in vitro and in vivo methodologies.. J. Agric. Food Chem. 65:3919-3925.


Mayengbam, S., Raposo, S., Aliani, M., and House, J.D. 2016.  Effect of an anti-pyridoxine from flaxseed on the plasma amino acid profile of moderately vitamin B6-deficient rats.  J. Nutr. 146: 14-20.

Mayengbam, S., House, J.D. and Aliani, M.  2016.  A non-targeted metabolomics approach to identify potential plasma lipophilic biomarkers of inadequate vitamin B6 status, induced by low B6 intake, exposure to the anti-B6 factors 1-amino-D-proline, or their interaction, in a rat model.  Eur. J. Nutr. 55: 1213-1223.

Carragher, J.F., Muhlhausler, B.S., Geier, M.S., House, J.D., Hughes, R.J., and Gibson, R.A. 2016.  Effect of dietary ALA on growth rate, feed conversion ratio, mortality rate and breast meat omega-3 LCPUFA content in broiler chickens.  Anim. Prod. Sci. 56: 815-823.

Naderi, N., Doyen, A., House, J.D., and Pouliot, Y.  2016.  Effect of selected pretreatments to increase the folate content of granule suspensions prepared from hen egg yolk.  Food Sci. Tech. 68: 341-348.

Neijat, M., Suh, M., Neufeld, J., and House, J.D.  2016.  Hempseed products fed to hens effectively increased n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in total, triacylglycerol and phospholipid of egg yolk.  Lipids.  51: 601-614.

Neijat, M., Suh, M., Neufeld, J., and House, J.D.  2016.  In depth fatty acid profile analysis of total and individual lipid classes in egg yolk, liver and plasma as a function of increasing levels of alpha-linolenic acid derived from hempseed products in laying hen diets. Lipids.  51: 615-633.

Sarna, L.K., Sid, V., Wang, P., Siow, Y.L., House, J.D. and O, K.  2016.  Tyrosol reduces high fat diet induced hepatic oxidative stress through activation of cystathionine-B-synthase and cystathionine-gamma-lyase.  Lipids. 51: 583-590.

Goldberg, E., Ryland, D., Aliani, M., and House, J.D.  2016.  Interactions between canola meal and flaxseed oil in the diets of white Lohmann hens on fatty acid profile and sensory characteristics of table eggs.  Poult. Sci.  95: 1805-1812.

Neijat, M., Ojekudo, O., and House, J.D. 2016.  Effect of flaxseed oil and microalgae DHA on the production performance, fatty acids and total lipids of egg yolk and plasma in laying hens. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 115: 77-88.


Jing, M., Rech, L, Wu, Y., Goltz, D., Taylor, C.G., and House, J.D.  2015.  Effects of zinc deficiency and zinc supplementation on homocysteine levels and related enzyme expression in rats.  J. Trace Elem. Med. Biol.  30:  77-82.

Mayengbam, S., Raposo, S., Aliani, M., and House, J.D.  2015.  The anti-pyridoxine factor 1-amino D-proline, derived from flaxseed, perturbs homocysteine metabolism in moderately vitamin B6 deficient rats.  J. Nutr. Biochem. 26: 241-249.

Devassy, J., Caligiuri, S., Mayengbam, S., Ibrahim, N., Zahradka, P., Taylor, C., House, J.D., and Aukema, H.M. 2015.  Dietary restriction in moderately obese rats provides more benefits and fewer potential risks than a high protein diet.  App. Physiol. Nutr. Met.  40: 334-342.

Sid, V., Wu, N., Sarna, L.K., Siow, Y.L., House, J.D., and O, K. 2015.  Folic acid supplementation during high fat diet feeding restores AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation via an AMP-LKB1 dependent mechanism.   Am. J. Physiol. Reg. Int. Comp. Physiol.  309:R1215-R1225.


Jing, M., Munyaka, P., Tactacan, G.B., Rodriguez-Lecompte, J.C., O, K., and House, J.D.  2014. Performance, serum biochemical responses and gene expression of young and older laying hens in response to dietary folic acid supplementation and challenge with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide.  Poult. Sci. 93:122-131.

Mayengbam, S., Yang, H., Barthet, V., Aliani, M., and House, J.D.  2014.  Identification, characterization, and quantification of an anti-pyridoxine factor from flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) using ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 62: 419-426.

Naderi, N., House, J.D., and Pouliot, Y.  2014.  Scaling-up a process for the preparation of folate-enriched protein extracts from hen egg yolks.  J. Food Eng. 141:85-92.

Neijat, M., Gakhar, N., Neufeld, J., and House, J.D.  2014.  Production performance, egg quality measures and blood plasma chemistry of laying hens fed diets containing hempseed and hempseed oil.  Poult. Sci.  93:  2827-2840.


Munyaka P.M., Tactacan G., Jing, M., O, K., House J.D., St. Paul, M., Sharif, S. and Rodriguez-Lecompte J.C.  2013.  Response of old laying hens to an Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide challenge when fed diets with or without supplemental folic acid.  Poult. Sci. 92:105-113.


Goldberg,E., Ryland, D., Aliani, M., Gibson, R., and House, J.D. 2013.  Designer laying hen diets to improve egg fatty acid profile and maintain sensory quality. Food Sci. Nutr. 1:  324-335.

Jing, M., Tactacan, G., and House, J.D.  2013.  Post-hatching ontogeny of intestinal proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT) and reduced folate carrier (RFC) in broiler chickens.  Animal.  7: 1659-1664.

Jing, M., Gakhar, N., Gibson, R., and House, J.D.  2013.  Dietary and ontogenic regulation of fatty acid desaturase and elongase expression in broiler chickens.  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 89: 107-113.