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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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,… 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… 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… Read More

Shannon Eagle

Shannon Eagle, MSc. (Laboratory Manager) I completed my B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics and my M.Sc. in Evolutionary Biology both at the University of Guelph. As an undergraduate student, I worked in the Hajibabaei lab. There I… Read More