Danica Ng

I am currently an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Hajibabaei Lab. In September 2021, I will be entering my fourth year studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph. As a research assistant, I participate in lab protocols such as sample collection, sample homogenization, DNA extraction, and PCR. My main Read more…

Niklas Janjic

I graduated with a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences with an area of emphasis in bioinformatics from the University of Guelph in April 2021. I have been volunteering with the Hajibabaei lab since May 2020, participating in a project focused on alignment-free sequence classification methods. I have experience as an adventure Read more…

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…

Dr. Chloe Robinson

  Chloe is a postdoctoral fellow and STREAM project manager within the Hajibabaei Lab, having previously completed her PhD in 2018 at Swansea University (UK). Her research background is largely in DNA-based environmental research, with focus on developing new DNA techniques for monitoring of freshwater and marine species. Chloe also has an extensive Read more…

Marissa Chee-A-Tow

I am a fourth year Arts & Science student at the University of Guelph, specializing in biology, biotechnology and French with a certificate in business. I started volunteering in Dr. Hajibabaei’s lab in February 2020. I assist with various lab protocols, such as sample homogenization, and DNA extraction, as well Read more…

Josip (Joe) Rudar

I received my BSc.H in Microbiology from the University of Guelph. Following this I continued my education and received both a BEd and MBinf from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph respectively and am currently working towards the completion of a PhD in bioinformatics. I am Read more…

Carley Maitland

I am a fourth-year Wildlife Biology and Conservation student at the University of Guelph. I began volunteering in the Hajibabaei Lab in my first year of university before being hired in April 2018 as a laboratory technician. The biomonitoring projects, such as STREAM, that this lab conducts attracted me to this position, Read more…

Genevieve M. Johnson

Integrative Biology PhD student: I am interested in applications of molecular biology for ecological monitoring and management.  My project builds upon the lab’s stream-biomonitoring efforts.  I am using RNA sequencing to study the transcriptomes of benthic arthropods in streams with exposure to agricultural activity. Before joining the Hajibabaei lab, I 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…

Siavash Nazari

Siavash Nazari BSc (MSc Student) I received my BSc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in July 2015. I have a passion for nature and the magnificence of the living, and throughout my undergraduate studies I pursued this passion by attending several herpetology workshops as well as taking Read more…