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Peter Jones BSc, MSc, PhD

MEMBER SINCE: Jul 28, 2006
LAST UPDATED: Feb 02, 2009

PROFILE: Peter J. Jones, a native of Vancouver, received a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry at University of British Columbia. He obtained a M.Sc. in Human Nutrition at the same institution before completing a Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Toronto in 1985. Then, after two years with the Clinical Nutrition Research Center at the University of Chicago as an Medical Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Jones spent several years on faculty with the Division of Human Nutrition at University of British Columbia. Dr. Jones moved to Quebec in 1994 as Director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University.

He is now a Professor in this School, holding a cross-appointment in the Department of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Jones serves as President of the Danone Institute for Nutrition in Canada and Past-President of the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences. He serves as Chairman of the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Board of the Vancouver-based Forbes Medi-tech group. Dr Jones has also sat on the FAO/WHO/UNU Expert Consultant Panel for Energy and Protein Requirements in Human Nutrition. Dr Jones' research interests cover cholesterol, fat and energy metabolism. He has applied novel stable isotope methodologies to examine the response of these areas of metabolism to dietary intervention. His research group has been active in exploring the dietary determinants which control cholesterol biosynthesis in humans, as well as how plant sterols act in functional foods as cholesterol-lowering agents. Other areas of research have included re-establishing energy needs in sub-groups of the Canadian population and exploring what fats confer optimal health during weight reducing diets. Dr Jones has published over 170 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews in international journals, as well as chapters in leading nutrition textbooks.

Dr. Jones received the Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Nutrition Research in 1997. Dr. Jones has served on national grant review committees including Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke as well as on Editorial Boards for journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Reviews.

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Inst./Company Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Position Director
Province MB
Country Canada
Category Teacher/Educator
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 1145

Peter Jones


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