• Dr Karmin O
  • Professor, Department of Animal Science, Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology

    Principal Investigator, Integrative Biology Laboratory, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine

    Integrative Biology Laboratory
    Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine,
    St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, 351 Tache Avenue,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-235-3951


  • PhD Biochemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MSc Biochemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada


  • ANSC 2510 Anatomy and Physiology I: Control System
  • ANSC 4570 / ANSC 7540 Advanced Applied Animal Nutrition
  • ANSC 7390 Advanced Animal Science Seminar
  • ANSC 7140 Animal Science Seminar
  • ANSC 7510 Special Topics in Animal Nutrition-Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism


Research interests

Dr. O's laboratory currently conducts research into the scientific basis of natural products in disease prevention and management in humans and animals with a focus on oxidative stress, inflammatory response, nutrient absorption and metabolism, and homocysteine – hydrogen sulphide – glutathione homeostasis.

Current research projects

  • Impact of oxidative stress and antioxidants in health and disease progression in humans and animals with a focus on nutrient absorption and metabolism in the gut and liver;
  • Regulation of inflammatory response and lipid metabolism in metabolic disorders (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hyperhomocysteinemia, diabetes, obesity) and cardiovascular disease;
  • Prevention and treatment of ischemia-reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD);
  • The beneficial effect of folic acid supplementation, berberine, tyrosol and other compounds isolated from agricultural products and herbal medicine in health.



Other information

Dr. O is a recipient of the 2010 YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction in Research and Innovation Award