CNS-SCN Member of the Month – December 2015

Meet - Danyelle Liddle, University of Guelph


Danyelle Liddle completed her BScH degree in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences at the University of Guelph where she later completed her MSc thesis in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences department, and is continuing with her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Lindsay Robinson.

In between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Danyelle worked as a Bariatric Educator at the Wharton Medical Clinic for Weight and Diabetes Management where she was part of a multi-disciplinary team to help obese patients with/at risk of Metabolic Syndrome manage and improve their conditions through healthy lifestyle modifications. She continues to work as a Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Paula Brauer at the University of Guelph, where she contributes to a Canada-wide study with a similar aim: Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise. Her work during these positions, in addition to her participation in several functional food product development projects, awarded her the Guelph Food Technology Centre Legacy Fund Graduate Scholarship and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

Danyelle’s MSc research focused on the effect of n-3 fatty acids on adipokine-mediated paracrine interactions between adipocytes and CD8+ T cells as a means to modulate obese adipose tissue inflammation. Danyelle presented her research at the 2015 CNS-SCN conference in Winnipeg, MB and won first prize in the Nestlé Nutrition Student Competition. Although still early into her PhD work, Danyelle continues to investigate dietary strategies to mitigate obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction, with a unique focus on knowledge translation and transfer; a particular interest of hers since working as a scientific journalist for Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge at the University of Guelph. Danyelle has recently moved into the CNS-SCN student representative position at the University of Guelph and we are excited about the energy she brings to the position.

Congratulations Danyelle on your exceptional achievements!