• Dr. Miyoung Suh is a professor at the 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
    R4052 St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
    351 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 Canada

    Phone: 204-235-3106
    email: miyoung.suh@umanitoba.ca

Education

  • PhD (Nutrition and Metabolism), University of Alberta, Canada
  • MSc (Food Science and Nutrition), Hyosung Women’s University, S. Korea
  • BSc (Food Science and Nutrition), Hyosung Women’s University, S. Korea
  • Dietetic Internship (Clinical Nutrition), University of Alberta, Canada

Teaching

  • HNSC 4320 Nutrition Management of Disease States
  • HNSC 4600 Practice-based Research in Human Nutritional Sciences
  • HNSC 7460 Lipid Nutrition and Metabolism

Research

Research interests

Dr. Suh’s research is in the area of lipid nutrition and metabolism with clinical and pre-clinical trials, specifically focusing on:

  • Lipid metabolisms and molecular mechanisms in neural (retina and brain) and non-neural tissues (testis/sperm)
  • Lipid toxicity in chronic disease states (Diabetes and metabolic syndrome)
  • Nutrition and retina function (diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration)
  • Alcohol and fetal brain development
  • Alcohol and male reproductive function

Current research projects

  • Nutrition strategies for diabetic retinopathy: DHA and lutein enriched eggs on retina health and metabolic and physical parameters in type 2 diabetes (clinical)
  • Nutrition strategies for diabetes: Utilization of Smart Farm technology to create sustainable nutrient-rich plant food products for diabetes (pre-clinical and clinical)
  • Mechanisms of prostate hyperplasia: Lipid metabolism and function in prostate hyperplasia in an animal model of metabolic syndrome (pre-clinical)
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Maternal DHA consumption on fetal brain development in rats with prenatal alcohol exposure (pre-clinical)
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Nutrition for Two: development of interactive nutrition research tools and a pretrial for food and nutrition intake trend among the First Nation’s pregnant women (baseline observations)

 

Publications

Other information

Dr. Suh is a Registered Dietitian (College of Dietitians of Manitoba), and:

  • Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorder (DND), St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
  • Principal Investigator, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre

Awards:

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Student-Teacher Recognition, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, University of Manitoba (2019)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (2018)
  • Scientist of the Year Award, The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, 7th Annual Canada Korea Conference, Montreal, Quebec (2017)
  • Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Students Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies (nominee) (2017)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Student-Teacher Recognition, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, University of Manitoba (2016)
  • Merit Award for Service, University of Manitoba (2015)