Dr. Elie Chamoun

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Canada Free Agent

Education and awards



  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry, McMaster University, 2014
  • M.Sc. Human Health and Nutritional Science (Nutrigenomics), University of Guelph, 2015
  • Ph.D. Human Health and Nutritional Science (Nutrigenomics), University of Guelph, 2018


Academic Awards:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
  • Ontario Graduate Fellowship, University of Guelph
  • Edwin Marwin Dalley Memorial Scholarship, McMaster University
  • Dean's Honour List, McMaster University

Professional awards:

  • Associate Deputy Minister Award of Excellence, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada (2021)


Key publications


  • Chamoun, E., Liu, A. S., Duizer, L.M., Feng, Z., Darlington, G, Duncan, A. M., Haines, J., and Ma, D.W.L. Taste sensitivity and taste preference measures are correlated in healthy young adults. Chem Senses 2018.
  • Chamoun, E.; Carroll, N.A.; Duizer, L.M.; Qi, W.; Feng, Z.; Darlington, G.; Duncan, A.M.; Haines, J.; Ma, D.W.; the Guelph Family Health Study. The Relationship between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Taste Receptor Genes, Taste Function and Dietary Intake in Preschool-Aged Children and Adults in the Guelph Family Health Study. Nutrients 2018, 10, 990.
  • Chamoun, E., Hutchinson, J., Krystia, O., Mirotta, J., Mutch, DM., Buchholz, AC., Duncan, AM., Haines, J. Ma, DWL. and the Guelph Family Health Study. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Taste Receptor Genes Are Associated with Snacking Patterns of Preschool-Aged Children in the Guelph Family Health Study: A Pilot Study. Nutrients. 2018,10:153.
  • Chamoun, E., Mutch, D. M., Allen-Vercoe, E., Buchholz, A. C., Duncan, A. M., Spriet, L. L., et al. A review of the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms in taste receptors, eating behaviors, and health. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2018,58:194-207.

  • Chamoun, E., Liu, A.A.S., Duizer, L.M., Feng, Z.,  Darlington, G., Duncan, A.M., Haines, J., Ma, D.W.L., Single nucleotide polymorphisms in sweet, fat, umami, salt, bitter and sour taste receptor genes are associated with gustatory function and taste preferences in young adults. Nutrition Research. 2021, 85:40-46.

  • Haines, J., Douglas, S., Mirotta, JA., O'Kane, C., Breau, R., Walton, K., Krystia, O., Chamoun, E., Annis, A., Darlington, GA., Buchholz, AC., Duncan, AM., Vallis, LA., Spriet, LL., Mutch, DM., Brauer, P., Allen-Vercoe, E., Taveras, EM., Ma, DWL. Guelph Family Health Study: pilot study of a home-based obesity prevention intervention. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018, 109(4): 549-560.


I am an alumnus of McMaster University and the University of Guelph. I am also a member of the Canadian Nutrition Society.