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Jonathan Ferrier, BA, BSc, PhD

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PhD Thesis

Jonathan Ferrier, Michael J. Balick, John Thor Arnason: Ethnobotany, Pharmacology, and Metabolomics of Antidiabetic Plants used by the Eeyou Istchee Cree, Lukomir Highlanders, and Q’eqchi’ Maya. 12/2013, Degree: PhD, Supervisor: John Thor Arnason, Michael J. Balick

Research Experience

Dec 2013 – present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Emcarta Inc

University of Ottawa, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Statistics

RG Score

21.17

Publications

40

Reads

2,207

Citations

54

Skills

Metabolomics, Medicinal Plants, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Magnetic Resonance, Taxonomy, Biology, 1H-NMR, Natural Products, Sample Preparation, Bioinformatics, Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, Aromatic Plants, Ethnobotany, Medical Anthropology, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Natural Product Research, Chromatography

Languages

Bosnian, English, Native languages, Swahili

Scientific Memberships

NHPRS of Canada

Publication Highlights

  • Jonathan Ferrier, Eric C H Chen, Alyssa Johnston, Ammar Saleem, Michelle Markus, David Garbary, John Peter, Chieu Anh Tah, Sabina Trakic, Neville Crabbe, Alex McCalvay, Al von Finster, Michael Balick, Alain Cuerrier, John T. Arnason, Kimberly L. Colson: Phylometabolomics: preclinical taxonomic quality control fingerprinting for botanicals using 42 Species of Vaccinium L., bioinformatics, & NMR or LC-MS-QTOF. , University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Ottawa Hospital
  • Christina Ly, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Zachary M Ferraro, John T Arnason, Jonathan Ferrier, Andrée Gruslin: The effects of dietary polyphenols on reproductive health and early development†. Human Reproduction Update 11/2014; 21(2). DOI:10.1093/humupd/dmu058
  • Sulejman Redvzi'c, Jonathan Ferrier: The Use of Wild Plants for Human Nutrition During a War: Eastern Bosnia (Western Balkans). Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans, Edited by Pieroni, Andrea and Quave, Cassandra L., 07/2014: chapter 9; Springer New York., ISBN: 9781493914913
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Michael J. Balick, John Thor Arnason: Ethnobotany, Pharmacology, and Metabolomics of Antidiabetic Plants used by the Eeyou Istchee Cree, Lukomir Highlanders, and Q’eqchi’ Maya. 12/2013, Degree: PhD, Supervisor: John Thor Arnason, Michael J. Balick
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Michelle A Markus, Lana Saciragic, Christina Ly, Amanda Saikaley, Tony Durst, Sonya Vukovic, Robert Kudlovich, Alyssa Johnston, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Eric C H Chen, Amy Freund, Jeremiah Gaudet, John Thor Arnason, Shannon A Bainbridge, Laura Gaudet, Mark Walker, Kimberly L Colson, Andree Gruslin: Developing a first trimester diagnostic tool and therapy for preeclampsia using NMR. Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC); 01/2015

Books

  • Jonathan Ferrier, Federico Cal, Victor Cal, Michael J Balick, John Thor Arnason: A Q’eqchi’ Maya Diabetes Treatment Guide. 01/2011; The Q’eqchi’ Healers Association and the Belize Indigenous Training Institute.

Book Chapters

  • Sulejman Redvzi'c, Jonathan Ferrier: The Use of Wild Plants for Human Nutrition During a War: Eastern Bosnia (Western Balkans). Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans, Edited by Pieroni, Andrea and Quave, Cassandra L., 07/2014: chapter 9; Springer New York., ISBN: 9781493914913
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Lana, Eric C H Chen, Sabina Traki'c, Ammar Saleem, Emira Alikadi'c, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J Balick, John T Arnason, Sulejman Redvzi'c: Ways the Lukomir Highlanders of Bosnia and Herzegovina Treat Diabetes. Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans, Edited by Pieroni, Andrea and Quave, Cassandra L., 01/2014: chapter Chapter 2; Springer New York., ISBN: 9781493914913
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Lana Šačiragić, Sulejman Redžić, Emira Alikadic, Michael Balick, John Arnason: The Ethnobotany of the HIghlanders of Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Treating Diabetes. International Conference: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Generating of New Values in 21st Century.. Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Special Ed edited by Sulejman Redzic, 01/2011: chapter C; ANUBiH.

Journal Publications

  • Jonathan Ferrier, Lana Saciragic, Sabina Trakić, Eric C. H. Chen, Rachelle L. Gendron, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J. Balick, Sulejman Redžić, Emira Alikadić, John T. Arnason: An ethnobotany of the Lukomir Highlanders of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11/2015; 11(1). DOI:10.1186/s13002-015-0068-5
  • Isanete Geraldini Costa Bieski, Marco Leonti, John Thor Arnason, Jonathan Ferrier, Michel Rapinski, Ivana Maria Povoa Violante, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, João Filipe Costa Alves Pereira, Rita de Cassia Feguri Figueiredo, Célia Regina Araújo Soares Lopes, Dennis Rodrigues da Silva, Aloir Pacini, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants by population of Valley of Juruena Region, Legal Amazon, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Journal of ethnopharmacology 07/2015; 173. DOI:10.1016/j.jep.2015.07.025
  • Yunus Dogan, Anely Nedelcheva, Łukasz Łuczaj, Constantin Drăgulescu, Gjoshe Stefkov, Aida Maglajlić, Jonathan Ferrier, Nora Papp, Avni Hajdari, Behxhet Mustafa, Zora Dajić-Stevanović, Andrea Pieroni: Of the importance of a leaf: The ethnobotany of sarma in Turkey and the Balkans. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 04/2015; 11(26). DOI:10.1186/s13002-015-0002-x
  • Yunus Dogan, Anely Nedelcheva, Łukasz Łuczaj, Constantin Drăgulescu, Gjoshe Stefkov, Aida Maglajlić, Jonathan Ferrier, Nora Papp, Avni Hajdari, Behxhet Mustafa, Zora Dajić-Stevanović, Andrea Pieroni: Of the importance of a leaf: The ethnobotany of sarma in Turkey and the Balkans..
  • Christina Ly, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Zachary M Ferraro, John T Arnason, Jonathan Ferrier, Andrée Gruslin: The effects of dietary polyphenols on reproductive health and early development†. Human Reproduction Update 11/2014; 21(2). DOI:10.1093/humupd/dmu058
  • M. Monette, Michelle A. Markus, Jonathan Ferrier, Alain Cuerrier, J. T. Arnason, K. L. Colson: Evaluation of Hr-MAS NMR spectroscopy for the differentiation of species from Vaccinium by NMR. Planta Medica 07/2014; 80(10). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1382342
  • Michelle A Markus, Jonathan Ferrier, Sarah M Luchsinger, Jimmy Yuk, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J Balick, Joshua M Hicks, K Brian Killday, Christopher W Kirby, Fabrice Berrue, Russell G Kerr, Kevin Knagge, Tanja Gödecke, Benjamin E Ramirez, David C Lankin, Guido F Pauli, Ian Burton, Tobias K Karakach, John T Arnason, Kimberly L Colson: Distinguishing Vaccinium Species by Chemical Fingerprinting Based on NMR Spectra, Validated with Spectra Collected in Different Laboratories. Planta Medica 06/2014; 80(8/09). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1368569
  • Christina Ly, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Lana Saciragic, Ammar Saleem, Jonathan Ferrier, John Thor Arnason, Andrée Gruslin: Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium House (Lowbush blueberry) leaf extract increases trophoblast migration. Placenta 09/2013; 34(9). DOI:10.1016/j.placenta.2013.06.284
  • C Fischer, MA Markus, SM Luchsinger, A Muhammad, J Ferrier, A Saleem, JT Arnason, A Cuerrier, KL Colson: Qualitative and quantitative differentiation of species from Vaccinium by NMR spectroscopy in automation. Planta Medica 08/2013; 79(13). DOI:10.1055/s-0033-1352278
  • MA Markus, SM Luchsinger, A Muhammad, J Ferrier, A Saleem, A Cuerrier, JT Arnason, KL Colson: Qualitative Differentiation of Species from Vaccinium by NMR, using the Assure-RMS Software. Planta Medica 03/2013; 79(05-05). DOI:10.1055/s-0033-1336549
  • Joshua M Hicks, Asim Muhammad, Jonathan Ferrier, Ammar Saleem, Alain Cuerrier, John T Arnason, Kimberly L Colson: Quantification of Chlorogenic Acid and Hyperoside Directly from Crude Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Leaf Extract by NMR Spectroscopy Analysis: Single-Laboratory Validation. Journal of AOAC International 09/2012; 95(5). DOI:10.5740/jaoacint.11-415
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Sabrina Djeffal, Holly Porter Morgan, Sam P. Vander Kloet, Sulejman Redžić, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J. Balick, John T. Arnason: Antiglycation activity of Vaccinium spp. (Ericaceae) from the Sam Vander Kloet collection for the treatment of type II diabetes. Botany 03/2012; 90(5). DOI:10.1139/b2012-026
  • S Redzic, J Ferrier: Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of the genus Veratrum L. in veterinary medicine (Bosnia and Herzegovina, W. Balkan). Planta Medica 08/2011; 77(12). DOI:10.1055/s-0031-1282445
  • Joshua Hicks, Asim Muhammad, Jonathan Ferrier, Ammar; Saleem, Alain Cuerrier, John Arnason, Kimberly Colson: Single-Lab Validation of a Method for the Quantification of Chlorogenic Acid and Hyperoside directly from Crude Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Leaf Extract by NMR Analysis.
  • Sulejman Redvzi'c, Jonathan Ferrier: Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of the genus Veratrum L. in veterinary medicine (Bosnia and Herzegovina, W. Balkan). Planta Medica 01/2011; 77(12).
  • David J Garbary, Jonathan Ferrier, Barry R Taylor: Late blooming of plants from northern Nova Scotia: responses to a mild fall and winter*.
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Andrew MacDonald, Barry R. Taylor: A Checklist of Vascular Plants from Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia.
  • BARRY R. TAYLOR, JONATHAN FERRIER, RANDOLPH LAUFF, DAVID J. GARBARY: New Distribution Records for Flowering Plants in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.

Conference Proceedings

  • Kim Colson, Jonathan Ferrier: Achieving Dietary Supplements’ and Natural Health Products’ High Standards with NMR. Bruker Corporation | NMR Webinars: Live and on Demand, Boston, MA:; 05/2015
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Michelle A Markus, Lana Saciragic, Christina Ly, Amanda Saikaley, Tony Durst, Sonya Vukovic, Robert Kudlovich, Alyssa Johnston, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Eric C H Chen, Amy Freund, Jeremiah Gaudet, John Thor Arnason, Shannon A Bainbridge, Laura Gaudet, Mark Walker, Kimberly L Colson, Andree Gruslin: Developing a first trimester diagnostic tool and therapy for preeclampsia using NMR. Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC), San Diego; 02/2015
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Michelle A Markus, Lana Saciragic, Christina Ly, Amanda Saikaley, Tony Durst, Sonya Vukovic, Robert Kudlovich, Alyssa Johnston, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, Eric C H Chen, Amy Freund, Jeremiah Gaudet, John Thor Arnason, Shannon A Bainbridge, Laura Gaudet, Mark Walker, Kimberly L Colson, Andree Gruslin: Developing a first trimester diagnostic tool and therapy for preeclampsia using NMR. Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC); 01/2015
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Eric C H Chen, Michelle Markus, John T Arnason, Kimberly L Colson: NMR fingerprinting for phylogenetics. Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC); 01/2015
  • Christina Ly, Julien Yockell-Lelievre, Jonathan Ferrier, Lana Saciragic, Ammar Saleem, John T. Arnason, Andree Gruslin: The Influence of Vaccinium angustifolium Var. laevifolium House (Ericaceae) Extracts on Trophoblast Biology. 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the; 03/2013
  • John T. Arnason, Jose A. Guerrero, Andrew Waye, Jonathan Ferrier, Fida Ahmed, Carolina Cieniak, Ammar Saleem, Brendan Walshe-Roussel, Nan Shang, Steffany Bennett, Asim Muhammad, Vance Trudeau, Alain Cuerrier, Pierre Haddad: MEDICINAL PLANTS AND PHYTOCHEMICALS FROM CANADIAN FORESTS. Pharmaceutical Biology; 11/2012
  • Jonathan FERRIER, Kimberly L COLSON, Joshua M HICKS, Brian KILLDAY, Sabina TRAKIĆ, Sulejman REDŽIĆ, Alain CUERRIER, Michael J BALICK, John T ARNASON: Identification of Vaccinium spp. L. (Ericaceae) Natural Health Products from North Eastern North America and Europe by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H NMR) Spectroscopy. Historical and Archaeological Perspectives in Ethnobiology. Proceedings of the 34th Society of Ethnobiology Meeting; 01/2011
  • Jonathan Ferrier, S Redvzi'c, S Traki'c, S Veli'c, E Alikadi'c, M J Balick, John Thor Arnason: The Ethnobotany of the Highlanders of Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Historical and Archaeological Perspectives in Ethnobiology. Proceedings of the 34th Society of Ethnobiology Meeting; 01/2011
  • KL Colson, JM Hicks, JA Glinski, S Gafner, K McIntyre, J Ferrier, JT Arnason, A Cuerrier, KB Killday: NMR Based Screening Tool for Quality Control of Botanical Dietary Supplements. Planta Medica - PLANTA MED; 03/2010
  • Kimberly L Colson, Joshua M Hicks, Brian Killday, Jonathan Ferrier, John T Arnason, Alain Cuerrier, Jan A Glinski, Cathy Neto, Chris Okunji, Stefan Gafner, Kristina McIntyre: Validation of an NMR Method for Quality Control and Identification of Botanical Extracts. Banff Conference on Plant Metabolism; 01/2010
  • Joshua M Hicks, Jan A Glinski, Stefan Gafner, Kristina Mcintyre, Jonathan Ferrier, John T Arnason, Alain Cuerrier, Kimberly L Colson: Dietary Supplements: Towards the Development of a Quality and ‘Fingerprinting’ Identification Tool Using NMR. AOAC; 01/2009
  • Jonathan Ferrier, Staline Kibet, David J Garbary: The messiahs of the virgin forest: the life and plants of the Giriama Mganga. Economic Botany; 01/2008

Technical Reports

  • John Arnason, Brendan Walshe-Roussel, Patrick Audet, Johnathan Ferrier, Kevin Knight, Todd Pesek: The Itzama project: sustainable indigenous development based on the ethnobotanical garden and traditional medicine concept.

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