Series of Projects

Research Funding Awarded as Principal Investigator 

2022
Mitacs Globalink Research Internship-Student Scholarship
Caroline Richard (PI), Daniela Castañeda Correa (student)
Title: Nutrition and immunity: the NutrIMM study.
Start: May 2022; End: August 2022

2022
University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE)-Student Scholarship
Caroline Richard (PI), Patrycja Fryzik (student)
Title: Nutrition and immunity: the NutrIMM study.
Start: May 2022; End: August 2022

2022
Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship/or NSERC-Student Scholarship
Caroline Richard (PI), Megan Macasaet (student)
Title: Towards understanding the role of nutrition on the immune system in obesity.
Start: May 2021; End: August 2022

2019-2024
Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Immunology-Salary Award
Caroline Richard (PI)
Start: April 2019; End: March 2024

2019-2022
Egg Farmers of Canada
Caroline Richard (PI), René Jacobs (Co-PI)
Title: The beneficial effect of egg-derived phosphatidylcholine on the obesity-related immune dysfunction.
Start: September 2019; End: August 2022

2018-2024
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Discovery grant)
Caroline Richard (PI)
Title: Establishing the immunomodulatory properties of dietary lipids on T cell function.
Start: May 2018; End: April 2023

2018-2023
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (project grant)
Caroline Richard (PI), Mohammadreza Pakseresht (Co-PI)
Title: Establishing the importance of diet and insulin resistance in modulating immune function in obesity.
Start: October 2018; End: September 2023

2017-2024
Start-up funds from the University of Alberta
Caroline Richard (PI)
Start: January 2017; End: December 2026


Research Funding Awarded as Co-Principal Investigator

2021-2023
CFI JELF the Strategic Priorities stream (ALES and FoMD)
Catherine Field (PI), Caroline Richard (Co-PI) and Sue Tsai (Co-PI)
Title: Nutritional Immunology.
Start: September 2021

2021-2023
Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR)
Lingyun Chen (PI), Caroline Richard (Co-PI); Wendy Wismer (Co-PI), Parinaz Taheri (Co-PI), Jean Buteau (collaborator).
Title: Development of a nutritionally enhanced plant-based milk alternative beverage from Canadian oats and study of its glycemia-lowering effect.