Ms. Shanna Wilson
Research Assistant


  • Research Assistant


  • BSc (Biochemistry)
  • MBNF (Bioinformatics)

Research Interests:

  • Maternal obesity management & early prevention of obesity
  • Appetite signaling proteins and their effects on obesity
  • Pediatric obesity and its associated complications
  • Large scale data analysis and knowledge translation


Shanna Wilson completed her BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry at the University of Guelph in April 2010. She then pursued a Master of Bioinformatics at the University of Guelph to combine her passion for complex, automated data analysis and the biological sciences which she completed in November 2011. Shanna has previously worked as a skiing instructor and swimming instructor/lifeguard. She was involved with a math and reading teaching program for children. Shanna joined HALO in May 2012 and is contributing to the HALO initiative through a combination of her experiences working with children and her knowledge of biological sciences/informatics. She is a research assistant, under the supervision of Dr. Kristi Adamo, and is contributing to multitude of projects in the Power of Prevention in the Early Years program, including maternal obesity management, eHealth technologies for managing gestational weight gain during pregnancy, and early childhood physical activity interventions. Outside of work, Shanna likes to stay active by walking, swimming and participating in fitness classes. She also enjoys reading, and knitting in her spare time.