Project Manager – Biomonitoring 2.0 and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
My M.Sc. and Ph.D. research was on the evolutionary biology of Diptera.I employed life history, morphological, and molecular data to study the phylogenetic relationships between species, genera, and families of flies.I have also developed new molecular techniques to improve the efficiency of DNA-sequencing of rare species of flies.My current research focuses on the use of phylogenetic relationships to develop improved next generation sequencing protocols for biodiversity analysis.I am also using the vast amounts of sequence data available from next generation methods to explore phylogenetic and ecological relationships in communities of terrestrial invertebrates.
As Project Manager of the Biomonitoring 2.0 project, I work closely with, and act as liaison between, all project teams, including sampling, sequencing, bioinformatics, data analysis, and community outreach.I am responsible for the day-to-day management, both administrative and financial, of the project.
B.Sc. – University of Guelph (1999)
M.Sc. – Iowa State University (2002)
B.Ed. – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (2003)
Ph.D. – Carleton University (2011)
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