Dr. Mal Evans joined KGK in April 2007. She earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and also received her DVM with distinction in Physiology from the University of Sri Lanka. Dr. Evans pioneered research in Chronobiology where her research was the first of its kind in North America to focus on the impact of hormone oscillatory rhythms as messengers on oscillatory systems within organisms. Her studies in this area have a direct bearing and support research conducted in the United States and Europe on the impact of cellular oscillatory systems on antioxidants, sleep wake rhythms, light dark cycles, shift work and breast cancer. Her research in physiology and endocrinology also encompassed the study of digital versus analog endocrinology and the role of circadian rhythms in the maintenance of healthy mammary tissue. She has extensive experience in establishing and validating assays for steroid and protein hormones and the evaluation of antibody production and titer in serum of animal models.
As a lecturer associated with the University of Guelph Colleges she was involved in writing curriculum and teaching courses in Physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Medical Research Procedures. Some of her roles have included conducting extensive systematic reviews and co authoring evidence based publications in the area of low vision rehabilitation of neurological visual impairment, as well as evidence based reports on improving outcomes and maximizing efficiencies in stroke rehabilitation for the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Evans contributes her expertise to research, design and the development of clinical trial protocols and writing final reports for KGK. Her passion for research in nutrition and chronic disease and her expertise in these areas is evident in the work she produces for multi-national companies. Dr. Evans has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and presented numerous abstracts at international scientific meetings. She has contributed to numerous international industry publications and is the author of a Manual for Laboratory Hormone Assays. KGK is proud to have the recipient of a Bank of Nova Scotia Award for Community Research on our team.
September 15, 2011