Associate Dean, Academic
Associate Professor, Food, Nutrition & Health
phone: 6048221804
FNH 247
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


University of Alberta, PhD, Food Chemistry
University of British Columbia, MSc, Food Science
University of British Columbia, BSc, Food Science

Research Projects

Investigation of alpha-Glucosidase I (GluI I)

Glu I is the first enzyme to act in processing oligosaccharides N-linked to proteins. While Glu I essential for normal cell biochemistry and viability in higher organisms, there is solid evidence that inhibitors of this enzyme can be effective therapeutic agents to treat disease states that manifest in abnormal glycosylation or rely on glyco-recognition.

Graduate Students

Please note: I am NOT accepting new graduate students or postdoctoral fellows


Undergraduate: FNH 303 Food Product Development

Introduction to and application of concepts involved in food product formulation and development.

Graduate: FOOD 522 – Advances in Food Chemistry

Selected Publications

See Google Scholar for a complete list of publications.

Cliff  M; Law JR  ; Lucker J; Scaman CH; Kermode AR. 2016 Descriptive and hedonic analyses of low-Phe food formulations containing  corn (Zea mays) seedling roots: toward development of a dietary supplement for individuals with phenylketonuria.  Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture  96, 140 – 149.  DOI:10.1002/jsfa.7074

Van Calcar SC; Bernstein LE; Rohr FJ; Yannicelli S; Berry GT; Scaman CH  2014  Galactose content of legumes, caseinates, and some hard cheeses: implications for diet treatment of classic galactosemia.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62, 1397-1402. DOI: 10.1021/jf404995a

Goldson-Barnaby A; Scaman CH  2013 Purification and characterization of phenylalanine ammonia lyase from Trichosporon cutaneum, Enzyme Research, Article ID 670702, 6 pages DOI:10.1155/2013/670702

Varon O; Allen JK; Bennett DC; Mesak LR; Scaman CH   2013 Purification and characterization of tinamou egg white ovotransferrin as an antimicrobial agent against foodborne pathogenic bacteria.  Food Research International 54, 1836–1842 doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2013.02.041

Barker MK; Wilkinson, BL; Faridmoayer, A ; Scaman CH; Fairbanks, A; Rose D  2011  Production and crystallization of processing alpha-glucosidase I:  P. pastoris expression and a two step purification toward structual determination.  Protein Expression and Purification. 79, 96-101 DOI:10.1016/j.pep.2011.05.015