• PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • MSc, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • DVM, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


  • HNSC 1210 Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyle
  • HNSC 2130 Nutrition during the Life Cycle
  • HNSC / FOOD 4540 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • HNSC 4340 Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • HNSC 7460 Lipid Nutrition and Metabolism


Research interests

Dr. Moghadasian's research interests are in the area of functional foods and nutraceuticals in the prevention of chronic diseases, particularly coronary artery disease and diabetes with a specific focus on:

  • Lipids and lipoprotein metabolism
  • Inflammation and inflammatory markers
  • Oxidative stress and antioxidants
  • Gut microbiome

Current research projects

  • An investigation of cardiovascular benefits of wild rice in healthy volunteers and experimental animals
  • Establishing the mechanisms of anti-diabetic properties of Saskatoon berries
  • Understanding the interplay between diets, gut microbiome and metabolic diseases in experimental animals
  • Anti-atherogenic properties of cyclosrtenol in experimental mice
  • Studying the mechanisms of cardiovascular benefits of kgnegwe seeds in experimental mice


Other information

Dr. Moghadasian, Principal Investigator, Pathology Research Laboratory, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM).

Awards and acknowledgements:

  • Recognized by Stanford University among the world's top 2% scientists in Nutrition and Dietetics in December 2020
  • Awarded the Canadian Nutrition Society Centrum Award in 2009
  • Recipient of the University of Manitoba Merit Awards 3 times
  • Recipient of the Manitoba Association of Home Economists Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010
  • Recipient of the University of Manitoba Students' Teacher Recognition Award in 2006