Meet the Expert: Stefanie Colombo

Dr. Stefanie Colombo is an assistant professor and Canada research chair in aquaculture nutrition at Dalhousie University. To get to know Dr. Colombo better, we asked her a few questions. 

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.  

I didn’t used to eat seafood until I started working on a halibut farm!

What do you do in your free time?  

Personally, I enjoy exercising, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

What are you currently working on? 

Currently I am working on building my research program, so I am planning new research projects and experiments. I am particularly interested in fatty acid nutrition in fish, and how farmed fish are an important source of omega-3s for human consumption.

What are you passionate about related to your area of expertise? 

Aquaculture is a way to grow seafood without depleting the ocean. I have always been passionate about marine life. Aquaculture can reduce pressure that we place on our ocean resources. I enjoy working in a field that is challenging and forward thinking and can benefit society.