• BSC degree in Nutrition and Food Science, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • MSc degree in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Canada
  • PhD degree in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Canada








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Research Interests & Activity
  • Body composition assessment
  • Sarcopenia, Cachexia, Muscle Atrophy
  • Malnutrition, Lipid, essential Fatty Acids
  • Cancer and Obesity Paradox
  • Resting Metabolic Rate



Dr. Alaa A. Almasud is holding a MSc and PhD degrees in Nutrition and Metabolism from University of Alberta, Canada, and her current positions are 1) Associate Researcher I at Life style and Health Research Center, Health Science Research Center [HSRC], PNU, 2) Founder and Operational Manager of the Health Science Research Center Biobank, HSRC, PNU, and 3) Head of the Nutritional Scientific Recommendation Team, Member of the National Nutrition Advisory Committee, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is also a member of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz IRB Committee and Member of the Health Science Research Center Scientific Committee. She is also passionate about teaching and she has worked as an instructor (CLN 324, Research Methods in Health Science, Level 6) in collaboration with Clinical Nutrition department, Collage of Health and Rehabilitation, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Almasud works involve multidisciplinary areas including biochemistry, Nutrition and metabolism, and physiology but her main area of research focuses on the pathological changes in body composition in healthy and diseases including cancer and its underlying causes. She will then define nutrients that may be of benefit to attenuate pathological changes in muscle and adipose tissue. She used novel technique to establish for the first time mechanisms related to the benefits of essential fatty acids to muscle condition in neoplastic state.  She is also an author and speaker in national and international scientific community.