Ahmed El-Sohemy

Ahmed El-Sohemy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ahmed El-Sohemy earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto in 1999 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. He joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 2000 to establish a research program in nutrigenomics. The goal of his research is to identify biomarkers of dietary exposure and elucidate the genetic basis for variability in nutrient response and dietary preferences. He collaborates with researchers across Canada as well as the US, Costa Rica, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea and Singapore. Dr. El-Sohemy has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has given almost 100 invited talks around the world. He is on the editorial board of 8 journals, and served as an expert reviewer for more than 30 different scientific and medical journals and 12 granting agencies. Dr. El-Sohemy is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and holds a Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics.