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Power, Krista, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5C9
Telephone: 226-217-8132
Fax: 519-829-2600
Email: krista.power@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Nutrition and Health
  • In vivo models of diet and gut health, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer
  • In vivo models of diet and breast cancer, estrogen action, and bone health
  • Dietary modulation of biomarkers of chronic disease using molecular and cellular biology; histology and immunohistochemistry; cell culture

Research publications

2015

2014

  • Mercier, S., Villeneuve, S., Moresoli, C., Mondor, M., Marcos, B., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Production of flaxseed-enriched cereal-based products: a review of the processing conditions impacts.", Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 13(4), pp. 400-412. doi : 10.1111/1541-4337.12075
  • Zhang, C., Zarepoor, L., Lu, J., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Functional foods and gut health.", in Brar, S.K., Kaur, S., and Dhillon, G.S. (eds.) - Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: Natural Remedy, Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 313-349.

2009

Other science related publications

2015

  • Liddle, D.M., Monk, J.M., Hutchinson, A.S., De Boer, A.A., Power, K.A., Ma, D.W.L., and Robinson, L.E. (2015). "Fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids mitigate lean and obese CD8+ T cell-adipocyte inflammatory cross-talk, in part through a TNFα-dependent mechanism.", Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Canada, May 28-30, 2015, Published: Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 2015; 40:495-533. (p516). (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., Wu, W., Pauls, K.P., and Power, K.A. (2015). "Navy bean supplementation attenuates obesity-related impairments in gut barrier function.", Bean Improvement Cooperatives 2015, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., Wu, W., and Power, K.A. (2015). "Navy bean supplementation alters microbial activity and community structure and improves gut barrier integrity in lean and obese mice.", 8th Probiotics, Prebiotics and New Foods for Microbiota and Human Health, Rome, Italy, September 13-15, 2015.
  • Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., Zhang, C., Wu, W., Wood, G.A., Robinson, L.E., and Power, K.A. (2015). "Cranberry beans alter gut micriobial activity and community structure, improve gut health and mitigate colitis severity.", Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Canada, May 28-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., Liddle, D.M., Hucik, B., Hutchinson, A.S., Power, K.A., and Robinson, L.E. (2015). "The obesity-associated inflammatory phenotype and subsequent metabolic impairments are attenuated by dietary supplementation with fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.", Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Canada, May 28-30, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Power, K.A., Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., Wu, W., and Pauls, K.P. (2015). "Bean supplementation enhances the colonic microenvironment and barrier integrity resulting in reduced colitis-associated tissue damage.", Bean Improvement Cooperatives 2015, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2015.
  • Power, K.A., Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., and Wu, W. (2015). "Bean-supplemented diet alters the colonic microenvironment to enhance barrier integrity and reduce colitis-associated inflammation and tissue damage.", FASEB: Gastrointestinal Tract XVI: GI Homeostasis: The Microbiome and the Barrier, Development, and Disease, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA, August 2-7, 2015.

2014

  • Lu, J., Monk, J.M., Buchsbaum, D., Wu, W., Zhang, C., Zarepoor, L., Carey, C.M., Liddle, D.M., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Dietary asparagus and its purified flavonoid, rutin, reduce colonic inflammation and enhance intestinal wound healing in dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-exposed mice.", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(5), pp. 627. (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., De Boer, A.A., Liddle, D.M., Power, K.A., Ma, D.W.L., and Robinson, L.E. (2014). "n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from fish oil and flaxseed oil reduce chemotactic and inflammatory cross-talk between co-cultured adipocytes and CD8+ T cells.", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(5), pp. 631. (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., Lepp, D., Zhang, C., Wu, W., Wood, G.A., Robinson, L.E., and Power, K.A. (2014). "A cooked cranberry bean-enriched diet alters the microbiota, improves gut health, and mitigates colitis severity.", 2nd World Congress on Targeting Microbiota: Towards Clinical Revolution, Paris, France, October 2014, pp. 121. (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., Wu, W., Carey, C.M., Cam, Y., Zarepoor, L., Zhang, C., Robinson, L.E., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Navy and black bean containing diets reduce the acute colitis associated inflammatory profile and promote wound healing following mucosal injury.", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(5), pp. 632. (Abstract)
  • Monk, J.M., Zhang, C., Wu, W., Wood, G.A., Robinson, L.E., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Kidney bean diets enhance microbial activity and gut barrier integrity, priming the colon to attenuate intestinal inflammation during colitis.", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(5), pp. 631. (Abstract)

2012

  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W.L., Yu, K., Navabi, A., Zou, X., Power, K.A., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Cooper, D., and Pauls, K.P. (2012). "Sequencing the bean genome: Using comparative genomics to examine interspecific introgressions.", Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Meeting (CSPB 2012), University of Alberta Campus, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 25-27, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Power, K.A. and Villeneuve, S. (2012). "Recent progress on the incorporation of flaxseed into cereal based matrices: delivery of bioactives to target sites and comprehensive assessment of their biological effects.", 64th Flax Institute of the United States, Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND, USA, March 29-30, 2012.
  • Power, K.A., Villeneuve, S., Mondor, M., Fustier, P., Arcand, Y., Lamarche, F., Britten, M., Cui, S.W., Tsao, R., Fofana, B., and Wanasundara, J.P.D. (2012). "Recent progress on the incorporation of flaxseed into cereal based matrices: delivery of bioactives to target sites and a comprehensive assessment of their biological effects.", 64th Flax Institute of the United States, Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND, USA, March 29-30, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Zhang, C., Lu, J., Zarepoor, L., Tsao, R., and Power, K.A. (2012). "Common Beans Induce both Beneficial and Adverse Effects on Colitis Symptoms in Mice.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012.
  • Zhang, C., Lu, J., Zarepoor, L., Tsao, R., and Power, K.A. (2012). "Power Common Beans Induce both Beneficial and Adverse Effects on Colitis Symptoms in Mice.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012.
  • Zhang, C., Lu, J., Zarepoor, L., Wu, W., Cunha, R.D., Tsao, R., Pauls, K.P., and Power, K.A. (2012). "Black and Navy Beans Induce both Beneficial and Adverse Effects on Biomarkers of Colonic Inflammation in Mice.", Keystone Symposium: The Role of Inflammation during Carcinogenesis, Dublin, Ireland, May 20–25, 2012.
  • Zhang, C., Lu, J., Zarepoor, L., Wu, W., Cunha, R.D., Tsao, R., Pauls, K.P., and Power, K.A. (2012). "Preventative Effect of Non-Darkening and Darkening Cranberry Beans in Colon Inflammation.", Cancer Research Symposium, Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, May 16, 2012.
  • Zhang, C., Zarepoor, L., Lu, J., Da, C.R., Wu, W., Tsao, R., Pauls, K.P., and Power, K.A. (2012). "Bean health benefits depends on timing of consumption.", Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Food for Health Meeting, Guelph, ON, Canada, June 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W., Shi, C., Power, K.A., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Cooper, D.M., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "Sequencing the bean genome: the applied bean genomics and bioproducts project.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Power, K.A. (2011). "The effects of flaxseed and its seed components on colonic inflammation in mice.", 15th Annual Federal Food Safety and Nutrition Research Meeting (FFSNRM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 6, 2011.

2010

  • Papadopoulos, Y.A., Tsao, R., Tsao, R., Glover, K.E., Power, K.A., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2010). "Genetic variability of principal isoflavones in red clover.", Sheep Research Workshop, AgriTECK Park, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada, February 13, 2010, Oral presentation.
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