Dr. Brian Bandy is an associate professor of nutrition, and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics. He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia and Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, before doing post-doctoral studies at the University of São Paulo, Institute of Chemistry. He is a member of the Drug Discovery and Development Research Group at the UofS, and an active member of the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium.
Dr. Bandy’s primary research interests are in bioactive components of plants, and on the roles of oxidative metabolism in health and disease. Plant components of interest include antioxidant vitamins (such as vitamins C and E), flavonoids and other polyphenols, and other agents (such as sulfur compounds in cruciferous vegetables) that influence expression of metabolic detoxification systems. A particular focus in oxidative metabolism is on mitochondria and their roles in health (such as with exercise) and, when impaired, in development of chronic diseases of age such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuromuscular disorders.