Mario Esposito

Mario Esposito I received my BSc. in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University focusing on molecular genetics in April of 2017 after completing an honours thesis project in comparative genomics. My research focused on determining where function is conserved via synonymous and non-synonymous substitutions. This laid the foundation for my passion Read more…

Project STREAM launched

Project STREAM, Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring was officially launched on February 4. Our lab has started an exciting collaboration with WWF-Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Living Lakes Canada and many community groups and citizen scientists to advance the use of environmental DNA metabarcoding to assess Read more…

Dr. Teresita M. Porter

I am a Genomics Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada and a Visiting Research Scientist with the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph.  My research background is in ecology and evolution, mycology, and bioinformatics.  I use environmental DNA and genomics methods to assess biodiversity Read more…

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith, BSc. (Laboratory Technician) I completed my B.Sc. in Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Guelph. I started in the Hajibabaei lab as an undergraduate NSERC USRA summer student in 2014, continued working through the last year of my degree and started as a full-time technician in Read more…