René Jacobs, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Jacobs received a BSc (honors) in Biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1996. He continued his studies at Memorial University under the supervision of Drs. John and Margaret Brosnan. During his PhD (awarded in 2002) he studied the hormonal regulation of homocysteine metabolism. His post-doctoral training was completed at the University of Alberta in Dr. Dennis Vance’s Laboratory. During this time, he investigated various factors that modulate hepatic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, including phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis.
In 2009, Dr. Jacobs was appointed to the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. He is currently a member of the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory and a member of a research group on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. His research program seeks to understand the complex interactions involved in the etiology of obesity, dyslipidemia and other chronic diseases. His research is supported by grants from CIHR, NSERC, the Food and Health Innovation Initiative, and the Agriculture Funding Consortium. Dr. Jacobs is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator.
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, 4002E LKS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2S2.