Zdenka Pausova

Dr. Zdenka Pausova is a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor in the Departments of Physiology (primary) and Nutritional Sciences (secondary) at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

She is a co-director on the Saguenay Youth Study, which is a CIHR- and HSFC-funded program investigating cardiometabolic and brain health (and genetic, epigenetic and lipidomic biomarkers) in 2,000 Canadian adolescents and their parents (http://www.saguenay-youth-study.org).

In this research, her group focuses on early stages and trans-generational trajectories of common cardio-metabolic and brain diseases. This research is guided by the following biomedical considerations: (1) many common cardio-metabolic and brain disease originate in utero; (2) they involve interactions between adverse environments and vulnerability genes; (3) many of these diseases emerge during adolescence and become established during middle-aged adulthood; and (4) most of them are multi-systemic, affecting both the brain and body.

Last updated: 19.12.2019