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Meet the Researchers

Jennifer Protudjer received a PhD in the Department of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Drs. Becker and Sevenhuysen.  She holds an MSc and BSc in Human Nutritional Sciences, also from the University of Manitoba.  She is also the current president of the AllerGen Students’ and New Professionals’ Network, a national organization representing trainees involved in allergic disease research.   

Jennifer has been working with in the 1995 Manitoba Birth Cohort (Study of Allergy, Genes and the Environment – SAGE) since 2005.  Her research interests include the role of lifestyle, including activity and diet, on allergic disease.  Following her PhD (defence Summer 2011), she will pursue a post-doctoral fellowship at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, during which she will continue to investigate the link between lifestyle and allergic diseases in youth.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys travelling, staying active by cycling in the summer, skiing in the winter, and running in any kind of weather, and spending time with her family.


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