Shannon Klingel | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Shannon Klingel

Shannon Klingel

2020 PhD Human Heath & Nutritional Sciences
Research Area: 
Nutrigenomics, omega-3 fats and cardiometabolic risk

Advice for Prospective Grad Studies...

If I were to speak with someone considering Guelph, I would tell them that although it may not be a very lucrative venture, it is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Additionally, for those thinking about diving into graduate studies but are unsure about the difficulty or commitment, always remember: a little drive and determination can go a long way! 


Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, PhD

Why I Chose Guelph… 

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, as well as my masters. During this time, I fell in love with the research in the department, as well as the wonderful human beings who work there. The interdepartmental comradery at the University of Guelph is truly unparalleled, and there is always someone willing to lend a helping hand. 

About the City of Guelph… 

Guelph has always been a home away from home. Everyone here is so kind and genuine, and it is my honest belief that the people really make the city. Even though Guelph is classified as a city, it still has that small town vibe to it. 

Being a Graduate Student at Guelph… 

Being a graduate student at the University of Guelph is a rewarding venture. Being able to spend your days researching a topic that you are truly interested it is a very surreal experience. Although research does not always work out the way you want it to, there is always something that you can take away from the experience. 

About Campus… 

Everything is just a (max) 20-minute walk away! Campus is very convenient when it comes to going building-to-building or meeting up with friends.