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

Kristen Dienst

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

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

Shadi Shokralla

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

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

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

Lisa Ledger

Lisa Ledger, B.Sc. (M.Sc. Student) After completing a bachelors degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph in June 2010, I started graduate work in the Hajibabaei lab in January of 2012. One of the overarching… Read More

Joel Gibson

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… Read More