Garson Law

Research Committee Staff Lead
Garson Law is Alberta Barley’s research manager and has been with the organization since April 2013. Previously, he was a lab manager at the University of Alberta, where he was involved with research for over 15 years. Garson’s research has focused on swine and human nutrition (primarily protein metabolism), arthritis and tissue preservation, and most recently biorefining of industrial and agricultural co-products. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Physiology, Biophysical Journal and Cryobiology. In his capacity as Alberta Barley research manager, Garson oversees the organization’s innovative and exciting research portfolio, which includes projects spanning diverse areas such as feed, malting and brewing, food, agronomy and industrial use. He also sits on Alberta Barley’s research committee alongside farmers and other industry experts in order to identify and address the research areas. Originally from Toronto, Garson has studied at the University of Toronto, University of Guelph and University of Alberta. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology, as well as a master’s degree in nutritional sciences. He also has a wealth of volunteer experience with Scouts Canada as a troop leader and trainer, and is a member of the organization’s heritage committee. Garson’s personal interests include scouting, hiking, sports and travelling, as well as a love of esoteric factoids.