Dr. Mutch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne Switzerland, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris. Dr. Mutch leads a nutrigenomics research program that investigates the mechanisms that regulate lipid metabolism in the body, with a major focus on diet-gene interactions in adipose (fat) tissue, skeletal muscle, and liver. His team aims to advance understanding of the genetic and nutritional regulation of fatty acid desaturases (key enzymes involved in endogenous fatty acid synthesis), and their association with cardiometabolic outcomes. Ongoing research in his lab uses cell and rodent models to explore how altered desaturase activity and dietary fatty acids influence cellular processes such as adipogenesis, lipogenesis, and lipolysis. Dr. Mutch also investigates if desaturase genes can be used to personalize omega-3 dietary habits to improve an individual’s health and well-being. Dr. Mutch is Editor-in-Chief of Lifestyle Genomics, and has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of obesity, fatty acid metabolism and nutrigenomics.