Dr. Gordon Zello
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)Division Head and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Gordon Zello is a Professor of Nutrition in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and currently Head of the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Saskatchewan He is also an Associate Member of the College of Kinesiology.
He arrived in Saskatoon in 1992 after completing graduate studies determining the dietary amino acid and protein needs of young adults at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Zello teaches courses in “Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate and Energy Metabolism”, “Nutritional Assessment” and “Research Methods” and has an active graduate and research program in both basic and applied nutrition. His fields of specialization are intermediary metabolism and nutritional assessment. His research interests include the measurement of body composition, energy expenditure, and nutrient requirements in both healthy and clinical populations, as well as studying the integration and regulation of metabolism in differing nutritional states.
Dr. Zello is a member of the University’s Obesity Research Group and the Saskatchewan Natural Products Network. He has published over 70 scientific articles and review papers, and has given over 90 conference presentations.
Undergraduate courses Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients and Energy, and Nutritional Assessment (co-teaches); co-teaches graduate course Advanced Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition and team teaches Advances in Human Nutrition Research.
Saskatchewan Pharmacy Students’ Society Faculty Participation Award, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 1994-1995
Saskatchewan Pharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society Faculty Participation Award, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan (co-recipient with Professor Bev Allen), 1997-1998
SaskatchewanPharmacy and Nutrition Students’ Society Faculty Participation Award, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 1998-1999
Teaching Recognition: Letter of Congratulations from the Dean of College of Graduate Studies and Research on Excellent Graduate Student Supervision (indicated on a graduate student exit survey), 2005
Metabolism, clinical nutrition and dietary assessment, specifically integration and regulation of metabolism; protein/amino acid metabolism and requirements; organic acid metabolism; stable isotope technology and liquid chromatography methodology in nutrition research; energy requirements, body composition and nutrient intakes in healthy and clinical populations; and effect of nutrition knowledge, beliefs and attitudes on behaviour.Recent studies have involved amino acid and organic acid metabolism in the gut, liver and whole body; energy requirements, body composition and nutrient intakes in children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida; nutrition attitudes and practices of the elderly, individuals with fibromyalgia, and of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.
Books, chapters in books, reviews
S.M.Cornish , P.D. Chilibeck, C. Pinkoski, G.A. Zello, 2009. Dietary Fat and Fatty Acids in Exercise and Athletic Performance (Chapter 28). In: Fatty Acids in Health Promotion and Disease Causation, Ed: Ronald R. Watson, The American Oil Chemists' Society - AOCS Press, Urbana, IL, p. 735-754 (Invited Review via Zello).
J.M. Naylor, G.A.Zello, S. Abeysekara, 2006. Advances in Oral and Intravenous Fluid Therapy of Calves with Gastrointestinal Disease, Proceedings of the World Buiatrics Congress (Nice, France), 24, 139-150.
G.A. Zello, 2006. Dietary Reference Intakes for the Macronutrients and Energy: Considerations for Physical Activity, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 31(1), 74-79.
J.B. Ewaschuk, J.M. Naylor and G.A. Zello, 2005. D-lactate in Human and Ruminant Metabolism (Invited Review), Journal of Nutrition, 135(7), 1619-1625.
Papers in Refereed Journals
S.M. Cornish, D.G. Candow, N.T. Jantz, P.D. Chilibeck, J.P. Little, S. Forbes, S. Abeysekara and G.A. Zello, 2009. The Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Combined with Creatine Monohydrate and Whey Protein Supplementation During Strength Training, International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19(1), 79-96.
J.P. Little, P.D. Chilibeck, D. Ciona, A. Vandenberg and G.A.Zello, 2009. The Effects of Low and High Glycemic Index Foods on High-intensity Intermittent Exercise, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 4, 367-380.
D.G. Candow, J.P. Little. P.D. Chilibeck, S. Abeysekara, G.A. Zello, M.l. Kazachkov, S.M. Cornish and P.H. Yu, 2008. Low-dose Creatine Combined with Protein during Resistance Training in Older Men, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(9), 1645-1652.
C.O. Lengyel, S.J. Whiting and G.A. Zello, 2008. Nutrient Inadequacies of Elderly Residents of Long-term Care Facilities, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 69, 59-64.
A.A.H. Sokoro, Z. Zhang, J.C. Eichhorst, G.A. Zello, J.D. House, J. Alcorn and D.C. Lehotay, 2008. Formate Pharmacokinetics during Formate Administration in Folate-deficient Young Swine Model, Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 57, 920-926.
A. Jha, C. Mukherjee, A.K. Prasad, V.S. Parmar, E.D. Clercq, J. Balzarini, J.P. Stables, E.K. Manavathu, A. Shrivastav, R.K. Sharma, K.H. Nienaber, G.A. Zello, and J.R. Dimmock, 2007. E,e,e-1-(4-arylamino-4-oxo-2-butenoyl)-3,5-bis(arylidene)-4-piperidones: A Topographical Study of Some Novel Potent Cytotoxins, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 15(17), 5854-5865.
A.W. Abeysekara, J.M. Naylor, A.W. Wassef, U. Isak, and G.A. Zello, 2007. D-lactic Acid-induced Neurotoxicity in A Calf Model, American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology Metabolism), 293(2), E558-565.
D.G. Candow, P.D. Chilibeck, M. Facci, S. Abeysekara and G.A. Zello, 2006. Protein Supplementation Before and After Resistance Training in Older Men, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 97(5), 584-556.
C. Pinkoski, P.D. Chilibeck, D.G. Candow, D. Esliger, J.B. Ewaschuk, M.. Facci, J. Farthing and G.A. Zello, 2006. The Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation During Resistance Training, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(2), 339-348.
J.B. Ewaschuk, G.A. Zello and J.M. Naylor, 2006. Lactobacillus GG Does Not Affect D-Lactic Acidosis in Diarrheic Calves, In a Clinical Setting. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 20(3), 614-619.
R.T Dobson, C.J. Henry, J.G. Taylor, G.A. Zello, J. Lachaine, D.A. Forbes and D.L. Keegan, 2005. Interprofessional Health Care Teams: Attitudes and Environmental Factors Associated with Participation by Community Pharmacists. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20(2), 119-132.
C.O. Lengyel, J.T. Smith, S.J. Whiting and G.A. Zello, 2004. A Questionnaire to Examine Food Service Satisfaction of Elderly Residents in Long-term Care Facilities, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 24(2), 5-18.
J.B. Ewaschuk, J.M. Naylor, R. Palmer, S.J. Whiting and G.A. Zello, 2004. D-Lactate Production and Excretion in Diarrheic Calves. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 18(5), 744-747.
J.B. Ewaschuk, J.M. Naylor, W.A. Barabash and G.A. Zello, 2004. High-performance Liquid Chromatographic Assay of Select Organic Acids and Lactic Acid Stereoisomers in Calf Feces, Rumen Fluid and Urine, Journal of Chromatography B, 805(2), 347-351.
J.B. Ewaschuk, J.M. Naylor and G.A. Zello, 2003. Anion Gap Correlates with Serum DL-Lactate in Diarrheic Neonatal Calves, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 17(6), 940-942.
W.J. Dahl, S.J. Whiting, A. Healey, G.A. Zello and S.L. Hildebrandt, 2003. Increased Stool Frequency Occurs When Finely Processed Dietary Fiber Is Added to Usual Foods Consumed by Elderly Long Term Care Residents, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103(9), 1199-1202.
C.O. Lengyel, G.A. Zello, J.T. Smith and S.J. Whiting, 2003. Evaluation of Menu and Food Service Practices of Long-Term Care Facilities of a Health District in Canada, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 22(3), 29-42.
G.A. Zello, C.E. Menendez, M. Rafii, R. Clarke, L.J. Wykes, R.O. Ball and P.B. Pencharz, 2003. Minimum Protein Intake for the Preterm Neonate Determined by Protein and Amino Acid Kinetics, Pediatric Research, 53, 338-344.
J.B. Ewaschuk, G.A. Zello, J.M. Naylor and D.R. Brocks, 2002. Metabolic Acidosis: Separation Methods and Biological Relevance of Organic Acids and Lactic Acid Enantiomers, Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications, 781, 39-56.
Research Category Key Words
Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition, Dietary Assessment