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Research Associate, Centre for Culinary Innovation, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Mariana Lamas is a research associate at NAIT's Centre for Culinary Innovation. Her work at the Centre focuses on researching and developing new food products and managing and providing planning expertise to projects. She is particularly interested in plant-based food and how new technologies and innovations are changing how we perceive food and the way we eat.
Mariana has a diploma in Culinary Arts from NAIT. She has been working with food research for the past 6 years. Before that, she worked in the museum and heritage sector and holds a bachelor’s and M.A. in Museology.


  • 2017–present
    Research assistant, NAIT
  • 2014–2015
    Research fellow, Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences
  • 2011–2014
    Project Manager , Expomus


  • 2017 
    NAIT , Culinary Arts Diploma
  • 2011 
    Reinwardt Academy - Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Master in Museology
  • 2008 
    UNIRIO - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor in Museology