Dr. Ameer Taha, PhD

Ameer Taha

Position Title
Member, Environmental Health Sciences Center


Dr. Ameer Taha is the Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology. His lab uses mass-spectrometry-based ‘omic’ methods to quantify oxidized lipids and lipid-like environmental toxins in the food supply and to understand how they impact the brain.

Positions at UC Davis

  • Professor, Food Science and Technology
  • Taha Lab

Major Research Papers

Neurons regulate the esterification of bioactive lipid mediators in the brain of acid sphingomyelinase deficient miceAY Taha, Á Gaudioso, M Moran-Garrido, SM Camunas-Alberca, ...Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 110896, 2023

LINOLEIC ACID-DERIVED OXYLIPIN SPECIES AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUSN Anita, F Kwan, S Ryoo, C Major-Orfao, W Lin, S Noor, K Lanctot, ...Canadian Journal of Diabetes 47 (7), S119, 2023

Storage Duration and Added Docosahexaenoic Acid Modify the Rates of Esterified and Free Oxylipin Formation in Infant Milk FormulaF Furlan Gonçalves Dias, BF Teixeira, TMFS Vieira, JMLN de Moura Bell, ...Processes 11 (10), 3045, 2023

Assessing Repeated Urinary Proline Betaine Measures as a Biomarker of Usual Citrus Intake during Pregnancy: Sources of Within-Person Variation and Correlation with Reported IntakeCD French, CD Arnold, AY Taha, R Engle-Stone, RJ Schmidt, ...Metabolites 13 (8), 904, 2023

Relationships between CYP450-sEH oxylipins, small vessel disease markers, and regional neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment WZ Lin, D Yu, LY Xiong, NZ Anita, N Liang, Q Shen, M Ozzoude, ...Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Education and Degree(s)
  • M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto
Honors and Awards
  • American Society for Neurochemistry - Jordi-Folch Pi Award (2018)
  • International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) - Dr. Norman Salem Jr. Early Career Award (2021)