Janitha P. D. Dr. Wanasundara

Janitha P. D. Dr. Wanasundara

Dr. Janitha Wanasundara is a Research Scientist at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) while affiliating as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She holds a doctorate in Food Science and has over 25 years of experience in the food chemistry, protein chemistry and food technology areas as a researcher and a university level educator. Dr. Wanasundara’s research efforts are to understand seed proteins for their optimum use in supporting environmentally sustainable healthy food and renewable polymer applications. Dr. Wanasundara has contributed to more than 75 peer reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of food science and holds a patent on protein processing of Brassicaceae oilseeds. She has held the Vice-chair and Chair positions of the Protein and Co-Products division of American Oil Chemists’ Society during 2013-16.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre