Jane Shearer


Faculty of Kinesiology


University of Guelph, 2001

BS - Life Science

Queen's University, 1997


Queen's University, 1997

Contact information


Kinesiology : HMRB 285


Research and teaching

Exercise Physiology & Nutrition in Health & Sport

  • Nutrition
  • Metabolomics

Research interests

The central focus of the Shearer laboratory is metabolic physiology. The mission statement is to ‘Employ knowledge of metabolism to predict, prevent and treat chronic metabolic disease states’. The group's genome to systems approach is unique and provides the opportunity to examine both whole body and tissue specific biochemical and metabolic regulation.



Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

Scientist, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute



The Shearer laboratory has 3-6 trainees at any given time including undergraduate students, practicum students, co-op students, graduate students, visiting scientists and post-doctoral fellows. At present, Dr. Shearer is able to supervise students (MSc, PhD, MD) for four graduate programs as follows:

  1. Medical Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine
  2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine 
  3. Faculty of Kinesiology 
  4. Biomedical Engineering


See publications on PubMed.


Scholar Award - Canadian Diabetes Association

Scholar Award - Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

New Investigator - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada