Assistant Professor

Robert Bandsma

Department of Paediatrics


Research Interests
Carbohydrate, lipid and bile acid metabolism, Malnutrition

Professor Robert Bandsma’s clinical and basic research has focused on understanding the regulation of nutrient metabolism. Specifically, his current interest is the regulation of carbohydrate, lipid and bile acid metabolism in health and malnutrition.

Malnutrition is still a widespread condition worldwide. The severest form of malnutrition is, either directly or indirectly, leading to around 45% of all deaths per year of children age 0-5 years. Professor Bandsma’s research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of the metabolic dysadaptation in severe malnutrition. The lab researches nutrient absorption and metabolism in particular, in cell based models, in vivo animal models and human studies.

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In Profile: Robert Bandsma

Advancing Child Nutrition Research through a Unique International Collaboration

View Prof. Bandsma's profile on the SickKids website



Staff Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, The Hospital for Sick Children