N A Michael Eskin

N A Michael Eskin

Michael Eskin graduated from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Physiological Chemistry. Since 1968, he has been at the University of Manitoba, where he is a professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences and associate dean in the Faculty of Human Ecology. He was involved in early investigations on the properties and performance of canola oil and has continued his research on canola including the role of the minor components. He has also published extensively on the structure and properties of a gum from yellow mustard. Eskin has authored, co-authored, and co-edited nine books as well as 120 papers. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the AOCS Timothy Mounts Award for his research and contributions to AOCS. He is a past chairperson of the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division and was the first Chair of the Division Council. He is an associate editor of the American Oil Chemists’ Society and sits on the editorial board of four other international journals. He also serves on the Advisory Board of INFORM. Eskin is a fellow of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the Institute of Food Science and Technology, in the U.K., and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences and Associate Dean, Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada