Terri Porter

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I am a mycologist and bioinformatician.  My research largely focuses on using genomics methods to complement ecological research.  I am particularly interested in how anthropogenic disturbance affects biological diversity. My involvement with the Biomonitoring 2.0 project involved using… Read More

Siavash Nazari

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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

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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

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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

Kristen Dienst

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Kristen Dienst (Undergraduate Student) I am a third year Animal Biology student at the University of Guelph, and I have been a part time work study student in the Hajibabaei lab since January 2015. I aspire to become… Read More

Françoise Kanga

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Françoise Kanga, PhD Françoise Kanga obtained a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (2012) and a MSc in Nematology (2005), both from the University of Ghent, Belgium. She also holds a diploma in Agricultural Sciences from the Faculty of… Read More

Katie McGee

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Katie McGee, MSc (PhD Candidate) My current research involves using DNA metasystematics via Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) to study the ecology and biochemistry of soil organisms in the environment, with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of soil biotic community… Read More

Shadi Shokralla

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Shadi Shokralla, Ph.D. Dr. Shokralla’s graduate training, in conjunction with the Stanford Genome Technology Centre, was in molecular techniques for detection of microbial resistance amongst clinical isolates of bacteria. His main research interest is in technology development within… Read More

Gina Capretta

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Gina Capretta  BASc., B.Ed., (MSc. Student) After completing a BASc. from McMaster University in 2002, I headed for Teacher’s College at the University of Toronto and earned a B.Ed (Biology/Chemistry) with a specialization in gifted education. Over the… Read More

Nicole Fahner

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Nicole Fahner, HBSc. (MSc. Student) Before coming to the University of Guelph for graduate studies, I attended the University of Toronto where I received an Honours B.Sc. in Forensic Science and Biology. Through some work experience in the… Read More