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Amy Tan

PhD Student

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Amy is a PhD student in the Human Nutrition Program at UBC. Her research interests lie in the field of nutrient requirements, optimal nutrition and identifying populations at increased risk of nutrient deficiency. As part of the EpiBrain Project, a transnational collaboration among researchers in Canada, Northern Ireland and Spain, her PhD research will explore epigenetics, specifically DNA methylation, as a mechanism linking maternal B-vitamin status during pregnancy and neurodevelopment in offspring.

Area of Research Expertise
Vitamin B12; Maternal health; South Asian women; Newborns