Trainee Spotlight


Paula Littlejohn is a PhD student in the Michael Smith Laboratories, in the program of Microbiology and Immunology. She is currently studying how early life exposure to micronutrient malnutrition impacts the double burden of disease over the life course.


Brock Williams is a PhD student in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health at UBC. His current research focuses on the optimization of nutritional care of children.


Sarah Merrill is a postdoctoral fellow in the Kobor Lab within the Department of Medical Genetics. Sarah is a neuropsychologist who is using social epigenetics to understand the effects of early environment on biology.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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