• Dr. Harold Aukema, Professor, department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences.
  • Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    W573 Duff Roblin Building
    190 Dysart Road
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada

    T: 204-474-8076



  • PhD (Human Nutritional Sciences), University of Guelph, Canada


  • HNSC 2140 Basic Principles of Human Nutrition
  • HNSC 7200 HNS Graduate Seminar


Research interests

Dr. Aukema's research focuses on novel lipid mediators called oxylipins, which are bioactive compounds made from fats. The study of oxylipins is of interest in nutrition is because dietary composition impacts health through the formation of these oxylipins. The Nutrition and Lipid Mediators laboratory is located in the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre.

Current research projects

  • Using oxylipins to assess dietary requirements for essential fatty acids
  • Diet and drug interventions in models of polycystic kidney disease
  • Differences in sex effects of dietary fatty acids on oxylipins
  • Effects of dietary fatty acids on oxylipins and inflammation in obesity
  • Roles of oxylipins in food toxin effects on health


Other information

Dr. Aukema, Principal Investigator, Nutrition and Lipid Mediators, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research In Health and Medicine (CCARM)