• Dr James House
  • Professor and Manitoba Strategic Research Chair in Sustainable Protein, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    204 Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research
    196 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada




  • PhD, University of Guelph, Canada
  • BSc (Agr), University of Guelph, Canada


  • Currently on Administrative leave (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)


Research interests

Dr. House conducts research in three primary areas:

  • Protein quality:  Understanding the environmental, genetic, and processing factors that impact amino acid content and digestibility of protein in whole foods, and food and feed ingredients
  • Nutritional regulation of sulphur amino acid metabolism:  Studying the factors that regulate the metabolism of the sulphur amino acids, methionine and cysteine, and their metabolites in various animal models and in human studies
  • Sustainable egg production:  Understanding dietary and other management factors that influence the nutritional properties of table eggs, and the health and welfare of pullets and laying hens

Current research projects

  • Manitoba Protein Research Strategy:  Defining the protein research ecosystem in Manitoba
  • Nutritional regulation of sulphur amino acid metabolism:  Funded by NSERC Discovery Program
  • Environmental, genetic and processing factors influencing the protein quality of legumes (soybeans, pulses) and oilseed meals:  Multi-sectoral collaborations, funded by Genome Canada, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers Association, Western Grains Research Foundation, University of Saskatchewan, and industry partners
  • Impact of omega-3 fatty acid intake on health of pullets and laying hens:  Funded by NSERC, Egg Farmers of Canada, and Manitoba Egg Farmers


Other information

Research affiliations:

  • Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research
  • Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine
  • Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba

Protein Quality Research Laboratory:  for information on our services in support of protein quality evaluation of foods and food ingredients: MBprotein@umanitoba.ca.