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

Dr. Katie McGee

Katie McGee, Ph.D My 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 dynamics and their role… 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

Michael Wright

I received my B.Sc in Biology from Trent University, Peterborough in April 2011 after completing an honours thesis project on mosquito diversity in rural vs. urban habitats. During my undergrad I had the opportunity to both take (June… 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

Ian King

Ian King, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow I completed my PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside, working under Paul De Ley in the Department of Nematology. My research involved establishing a biomonitoring programme… Read More