Julia Totosy de Zepetnek

Assistant Professor

Office: CK 164.6
E-mail: julia.totosy@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4370

Academic Background

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Nutrition (Ryerson University)
PhD - Kinesiology (McMaster University)
MSc - Kinesiology (University of Waterloo)
BSc - Kinesiology (Dalhousie University)

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Metabolism, & Energy Balance, Food Intake Regulation, Gut Microbiome, Type II Diabetes
Dr. Julia Totosy de Zepetnek supervises CAMEROlabs (CArdiovascular MEtabolic Research Opportunities); her research is focused on understanding the consequences of various nutrient and exercise loads on cardiometabolic health, food intake regulation, and the gut microbiome in health and in metabolic dysfunction (e.g., Type 2 Diabetes). The goals of Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek’s current research program are to: 1) gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of metabolic disease (e.g., type 2 diabetes) by exploring the gut microbiome and its relation to food intake regulation in humans, and 2) determine the feasibility and efficacy of chronic disease management programs incorporating exercise, nutrition, and education on cardiometabolic health, food intake regulation, and the gut microbiome.

Current Funding Awards

  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Establishment Grant 2020 (Principal Investigator: $119,997)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation - John R. Evans Leadership Fund (CFI-JELF) 2019 (Principal Investigator: $213,540)
  • University of Regina President’s Fund Research SEED Grant 2019 (Principal Investigator: $4,820)

Publication List
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Current Trainees
  • Drew Clause-Walford BSc, MSc student 09/18 - current
  • Sabiha Sultana MD, MSc student 09/19 - current
  • Kirrat Ahmad BSc, MSc student 09/19-current
  • Bahar Ghomeshi, BSc Honors student, 09/19-current
  • Lucas McPhee, BSc student, undergraduate research fellowship student 05/20-08/20
  • Celina Earl, BSc student, undergraduate research fellowship summer student 05/19 - 08/19
  • Zehra Rizvi, BSc student, undergraduate research fellowship summer student 05/19 - 08/19

Graduate Training Opportunities

Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek is currently accepting graduate students. Prospective individuals with an interest in energy balance, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, or food intake regulation are encouraged to contact Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek directly with:

1. Unofficial transcripts
2. Curriculum Vitae (including names of 2 referees)
3. A brief summary of prior research experience and/or an expression of interest in pursing graduate studies
4. A brief summary of how a graduate degree in Kinesiology will advance their career 

Courses Taught
  • KIN170: Lifestyle, Health, and Wellness
  • KIN275: Introduction to Nutrition
  • KIN485: Pathophysiology of Human Movement
  • KIN350: Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Leadership