Natalie Ng | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Natalie Ng

Portrait of graduate student Natalie Ng (MSc, Food Science) in the atrium of Mac Donald Stewart Hall at the University of Guelph

Summary: 

My research is related to designing food systems with tailored lipid digestion profiles to either enhance or decrease satiation. This has a significant influence on health, particularly regarding highly prevalent diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Program(s)

Food Science, MSc

Why I Chose Guelph… 

For Food Science in Canada, Guelph was the only choice! Having completed my undergrad here as well, I was happy to build upon my existing relationships within Food Science. Moreover, I was also very excited to not just witness, but be a part of Guelph’s large agri-food revolution.

About My Advisor… 

Our student-advisor relationship is very relaxed and friendly. My advisor does not expect me to clock in set hours with him so long as I stay on schedule – there is a mutual understanding that I really appreciate.

About the City of Guelph… 

It is a great size for students who want a “university town” feel, but with Toronto still being nearby. As a student, it’s not small enough that there’s absolutely nothing to do, and not large enough that it’s too distracting.

How Will Your Research Improve Life?

My research is related to designing food systems with tailored lipid digestion profiles to either enhance or decrease satiation. This has a significant influence on health, particularly regarding highly prevalent diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.