Faculty

Administrative Staff

Sarah Adamowicz

Sarah Adamowicz
Graduate Coordinator

Lori Ferguson

Lori Ferguson
Graduate Program Assistant

Karen White
CBS Graduate Admissions Assistant

Monica Wong

Monica Wong
Program Coordinator

Graduate Faculty

Sarah Adamowicz

Sarah Adamowicz
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Molecular evolution; Arctic biodiversity; DNA barcoding

Ayesha Ali

Ayesha Ali
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
High-dimensional data; graphical Markov model; statistical computing

Emma Allen-Vercoe

Emma Allen-Vercoe
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Human gut microbiota; human health and disease; microbial ecology

Dan Ashlock

Dan Ashlock
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Evolutionary computation; exploratory bioinformatics data analysis; stochastic processes in biology

Christine Baes

Christine Baes
Assistant Professor, Animal Biosciences
SNP; NGS; genetic and genomic evaluation of livestock

Elizabeth Boulding

Elizabeth Boulding
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Invasion biology; marine biology; ecological genomics

Angela Canovas

Angela Canovas
Assistant Professor, Animal Biosciences
Statistical genomics; beef cattle; regulatory target genes

David Chiu

David Chiu
Professor, Department of Computing and Information Science
Sequence-structure-function relationships; microarray analysis; genome informatics; proteomics

Joe Colasanti

Joe Colasanti
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Plant biology; developmental signals for plant flowering; microarray analysis

Brenda Coomber

Brenda Coomber
Professor, Ontario Veterinary College
Angiogenesis and anti-angiogenic therapy in cancer; tumour microenvironment and metabolism; companion animal cancer biology

Karl Cottenie

Karl Cottenie
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
DNA-based species identification; metacommunity ecology; microbial metacommunities

Roy Danzmann

Roy Danzmann
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Evolutionary, developmental, and physiological genetics of salmonid fishes

Lorna Deeth

Lorna Deeth
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Infectious disease modelling; spatial and spatiotemporal disease analysis; environmental effect monitoring and surveillance methods; computational statistics

Hermann Eberl

Hermann Eberl
Professor & Canada Research Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Differential equations in life science and environmental engineering

Michael J. Emes

Michael Emes
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Starch biosynthesis; genetic manipulation; resistant starch

Zeny Feng

Zeny Feng
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Statistical genetics; SNP; microbiome

Steffen Graether

Steffen Graether
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dehydrins; antifreeze proteins; NMR

Ryan Gregory

Ryan Gregory
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Evolutionary biology; biodiversity; DNA quantification

Cortland Griswold

Cortland Griswold
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Ancestral graph methods; plasmid population genetics; metagenomics

Mehrdad Hajibabaei

Mehrdad Hajibabaei
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
DNA barcoding; biodiversity; NGS

Andrew Hamilton-Wright

Andrew Hamilton-Wright
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
Machine learning; rule-based association mining techniques; physiology

Robert Hanner

Robert Hanner
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Assembly and curation of genetic resource collections; taxonomy; DNA barcoding

George Harauz

George Harauz
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
MBP; spectroscopy; central nervous system

Andreas Heyland

Andreas Heyland
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Marine ecosystems; functional genomics; metamorphosis

Julie Horrocks

Julie Horrocks
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Longitudinal data; time to event data; spatial epidemiology

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary clinical pharmacology

Niel Karrow

Niel Karrow
Associate Professor, Animal and Poultry Science
Immunogenetics; neuroendocrine immunoregulation; inflammatory diseases

Stefan Keller

Stefan Keller
Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
Molecular techniques; diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the lymphocyte antigen receptor

Peter Kim

Peter Kim
Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Gut microbiome; high-throughput sequencing

Stefan Kremer

Stefan Kremer
Professor, School of Computer Science
Induction; machine learning

Andrew Kropinski

Andrew Kropinski
Adjunct Professor, Pathobiology
Bacteriophage; evolutionary biology; genomics

Jonathan LaMarre

Jonathan LaMarre
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Fertility and development; small RNA molecules; functional regulation

Brandon Lillie

Brandon Lillie
Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
Genetics of disease; pattern recognition molecules

Lewis Lukens

Lewis Lukens
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture
Maize; quantitative genetics; plant biology

John Lumsden

John Lumsden
Professor and Department Chair, Ontario Veterinary College
Aquatic animal health; innate immunity

David Ma

David Ma
Professor & University Research Chair, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Dietary fats; breast cancer; chronic disease

Janet MacInnes

Janet MacInnes
Professor, Pathobiology
Molecular analysis of virulence determinants of bacteria, development of recombinant and live attenuated vaccines

Baozhong Meng

Baozhong Meng
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Virology; evolutionary biology; agriculture

Rod Merrill

Rod Merrill
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Protein structure and dynamics; bacterial toxins; bacterial virulence factors

George van der Merwe

George van der Merwe
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Wine yeasts; metabolomics; vinification

Robert Mullen

Robert Mullen
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Plant cell biology; TA protein identification and characterization

David Mutch

David Mutch
Associate Professor, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Fatty acid biology; personalized nutrition; metabolism

Khurram Nadeem

Khurram Nadeem
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Predictive modeling of ecological and environmental processes via big data analytics; wildland fire occurrence prediction; modeling of spatio-temporal processes

John H Nash

John H Nash
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, and Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Publich Health Agency of Canada
Comparative genomics; genome sequencing and analysis; bacterial pathogenesis

Annette Nassuth

Annette Nassuth
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Grapevines; freezing stress tolerance

Peter Pauls

Peter Pauls
Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture
Agriculture; disease and development; sequencing

Terry Van Raay

Terry Van Raay
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Wnt signaling pathway; colorectal cancer; zebrafish embryo in vivo cell model

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson
Associate Professor, Animal Biosciences
Livestock genetic improvement; swine and aquaculture species

Steven Rothstein

Steven Rothstein
Professor & University Research Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Agriculture; regulation of nitrogen metabolism; sequence analysis

Scott Ryan

Scott Ryan
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Neurodegenerative disease; nitric oxide signalling; stem cells

Flavio Schenkel

Flavio Schenkel
Professor, Animal Biosciences
Genetic improvement of livestock

Karen Shapiro

Karen Shapiro
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, and Associate Research Faculty, UC Davis
Zoonotic and waterborne infectious diseases; food safety; epidemiology

Alex Smith

Alex Smith
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Insect ecology; biodiversity; phylogenetics

Dirk Steinke

Dirk Steinke
Adjunct Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, and Associate Director, Research Coordination, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
Mitonuclear coevolution; genomics; niche differentiation

Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Statistical machine learning; biologically-inspired computer vision

Dan Tulpan

Dan Tulpan
Assistant Professor, Animal Biosciences
Bioinformatics; computational biology; information systems; artificial intelligence; machine learning; computer vision; bio data visualization

Geoffrey Wood

Geoffrey Wood
Associate Professor, Pathobiology
Pathology of neoplasia; multi-species comparative cancer genetics; biomarkers of cancer in dogs; mouse models of human cancer

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