Sanjoy Ghosh

Associate Professor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Office: ASC 369
Phone: 250.807.8162

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Biochemical aspects of dietary fats and exercise in preventing the development and complications of obesity and diabetes.

Courses & Teaching

Biochemical basis of nutrition.


After arriving from India in 2000, Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh received his Masters (2003) and PhD (2006) from the University of British Columbia where he studied the effect of diet and exercise in animal models of chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. His groundbreaking work on dietary fats and heart disease from his Masters thesis got international recognition with an award from Nestle and the European Society for Parenteral Nutrition in 2005. Subsequently, he has won multiple doctoral and postdoctoral research awards from national and provincial agencies like Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (CIHR). In 2008, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) ranked him second among all biomedical research fellows in Canada in their annual competition. In 2010, he was awarded the Scholar award, the only such award conferred nationwide by the CDA. Subsequently he started his tenure as an Assistant Professor at UBC-Okanagan in July 2010. Dr. Ghosh is currently a peer reviewer for several international journals and is on the scientific organizing committee for two national and international meetings. He has published over 45 referred journal articles and several book chapters till date.


D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S Center


Post-doctoral Research, Child and Family Research Institute, PhD, University of British Columbia

Research Interests & Projects

D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S Center Projects

Selected Publications & Presentations

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