Katherine Gottschall-Pass

BSc, PhD, RD
Interim Vice-President Academic and Research; Professor
(902) 566-0320
Applied Human Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 309
BSc (StFX)
PhD (Saskatchewan)

Dr. Gottschall-Pass obtained her BSc (Nutrition & Consumer Studies) from St Francis Xavier University, a Dietetic Internship from Victoria Hospital in London, ON and a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Registered Dietitian who worked in research and development for the food industry and taught at St Francis Xavier University prior to joining the Department of Applied Human Sciences in 1996. Dr Gottschall-Pass has a special interest in promoting learning through writing.

  • Slemmer, J.E., Livingston-Thomas, J.M., Gottschall-Pass, K.T., & Sweeney, M.I. (2013). Cranberries and Wild Blueberries Treated with Gastrointestinal Enzymes Alter Glutathione Mechanisms in Caco-2 Cells In Vitro J Food Sci.78:H943-47.

  • Slemmer, J.E, Shaughnessy, K.S., Scanlan, A.P., Sweeney, M.I. & Gottschall-Pass, K.T. (2012). Choice of diet impacts the incidence of stroke-related symptoms in the spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rat model. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 90:243-8.

  • Déziel, B., MacPhee, J., Patel, K., Catalli, A., Kulka, M., Neto, C., Gottschall-Pass, K., & Hurta, R.A.R. (2012). American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Extract Affects Human Prostate Cancer Cell Growth Via Cell Cycle Arrest By Modulating Expression of Cell Cycle Regulators. Food Funct. 3:556-64.

  • Wiseman, W., Egan, JM, Slemmer, JE, Shaughnessy, KS, Ballem, K, Gottschall-Pass, KT and Sweeney, MI. (2011). Feeding blueberry diets inhibits angiotensin II converting enzyme (ACE) activity in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats. Can. J. Physical. Pharmacol.
  • Déziel, B., Patel, K., Neto, C., Gottschall-Pass, K., & Hurta, R.A.R. (2010). Proanthocyanidins from the American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Inhibit Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Activity in Human Prostate Cancer Cells via Alterations in Multiple Cellular Signalling Pathways. J. Cell Biochem.
  • MacLean, M.A., Scott, B.E., Déziel, B.A., Liberty, A.M., Gottschall-Pass, K.T., Neto, C.C. & Hurta, R.A.R. (2010). North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) stimulates apoptotic pathways in DU145 human prostate cancer cells in vitro. Nutr. Cancer.
  • Shaughnessy K.S, Boswall, I.A., Scanlan, A.P., Gottschall-Pass, K.T. & Sweeney, M.I. (2009). Diets containing blueberry extracts lower blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats. Nutr. Res. 29:130-138
  • Gottschall-Pass, K.T., Spidel, M., Reyno, L. & Maclellan, D.L. (2007). What do adults in Prince Edward Island know about nutrition? J. Diet Prac Res. 68:123-130.
  • Matchett, M.D., MacKinnon, S.L., Sweeney, M.I., Gottschall-Pass, K.T., Hurta, R.A.R. (2006) Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase activity in DU145 human prostrate cancer cells by flavonoids from lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium): possible roles for protein kinase C and mitogen- activated protein-kinase-mediated events Nutr. Biochem. 17(2):117-25.
  • Matchett, M.D., MacKinnon, S.L., Sweeney, M.I., Gottschall-Pass, K.T., & Hurta, R.A.R. (2005). Effect of blueberry flavonoids on matrix metalloproteinase expression in DU145 human prostate cancer cells. Biochem Cell Biol. 83: 637-643. MacLellan, D., Gottschall-Pass, K., Larson, R. (2004). Benefits and barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption among adult women in Prince Edward Island. J. Diet Prac. Res. 65: 101-105.
  • Sweeney-Nixon, M.I., Kalt, W., MacKinnon, S.L., Ashby, J. & Gottschall-Pass, K.T. (2002). Feeding rats diets enriched in lowbush blueberries for six weeks decreases ischemia-induced brain damage. Nutr. Neurosci. 5: 427-431. 

Dr. Gottschall-Pass is a Nutritional Scientist. Her research interests focus on food components and nutritional factors involved in the prevention of chronic disease and the mechanisms of their action particularly through antioxidant functions. She has additional interests in understanding the benefits and barriers to food consumption with an emphasis on foods containing antioxidant compounds (i.e., fruit and vegetables).

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