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Stan Kubow

Stan Kubow

Associate Professor

Tel.: 514-398-7754
Fax: 514-398-7739
stan [dot] kubow [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)


BSc, School of Food Science, McGill University, 1978
MSc, Nutrition, University of Toronto, 1980
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, 1984

Active Affiliations

Editorial Board Member, Nutrition and Medicine
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Lipids
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Current Research

Dr. Kubow’s research interests include the impact of nutritional interventions on a variety of disease outcomes and metabolic disorders using technologically modified food extracts and isolates with enhanced bioactivity including phytochemical extracts, whey and soy proteins and probiotics. These studies have been focussed upon oxidative stress, inflammatory indices, lipoprotein, fatty acid and glucose metabolism as related to cell signaling pathways and disease pathogenesis.

Dr. Kubow’s ongoing research involves human clinical and population studies, animal models and cell culture to investigate the role of nutrition interventions on the metabolic syndrome, gut and lung inflammatory diseases, post-operative surgical recovery, pollutant toxicities and neurological development. Dr. Kubow has multiple collaborations with researchers in the Plant Science Department and Biomedical Engineering Department, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and Health Canada in addition to several collaborations with School Faculty. He also has international collaborations with researchers in Barbados, Columbia, Norway, Peru, and United States.

  1. Several ongoing projects using a simulated human gut model to examine the microbial biotransformation of polyphenols and the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory bioactivities generated from polyphenolic metabolites
  2. Impact of gut microbial metabolism on the biotransformation and tissue toxicities of polychlorinated biphenyls
  3. Protective role of polyphenol-rich potato extracts on gut, hepatic, lung and neuronal inflammatory conditions induced by exposure to environmental stressors including ozone and polychlorinated biphenyls
  4. Pre-habilitative clinical intervention trial using pressure-processed whey proteins involving surgical patients
  5. Examination of the protective effects of apple polyphenols on carcinogenic heterocyclic amine production from meats during frying and subsequent gut microbial metabolism in a human simulated gut model
  6. Screening of starch quality and polyphenolic content among potato somaclones and culivars to improve the phytonutrient content of potatoes
  7. Utilization of digital imagery for the assessment of after cooking darkening in potatoes


To view a list of Dr. Kubow's publications, click here.