I lead a group of extremely talented scientists who make up the intestinal research group in STEMCELL’s research and development department. We work to develop products and applications that advance the field of intestinal research.

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We have to travel back to the beginning of life on Earth just to explain why sugars taste so good.

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Scientists think that genetically engineered gut bacteria could help fight obesity.

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I work on poop, specifically the multitudes of microbes that live inside poop. That doesn't sound very glamorous, but we now understand that these microbes have a fundamental role in our health and well-being; we have been very slow to realize this, and our current western lifestyle choices can be hostile to our microbes, in extreme cases causing disease.

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CurioCity resources which align with the New Brunswick Human Physiology 110 (Grade 11) General Curriculum Outcomes 1 and 2 on Wellness and the Digestive System.

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on Organization.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on Organization.

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If junk food is so bad for you, why does it taste so good? It’s partly because humans have evolved to crave foods high in sugar, salt and fat. But it’s also because junk food is engineered to exploit these cravings.

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Athletes who use banned drugs get a unfair advantage. But how do officials know which athletes are cheating and which ones are “clean”? With chemistry, of course!

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary III Applied Science and Technology content area: The Living World.

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