My lab studies lung disease in horses, cats, and dogs. We look for relationships between air pollution and the incidence of asthma. As well, we are developing more detailed ways of understanding how lung diseases arise, and finding more accurate methods for diagnosing them.
My group uses in vivo and in vitro models to ask how transcriptional regulators of the Dlx gene family influence cellular differentiation in the skeleton and craniofacial tissue patterning during vertebrate embryogenesis...
The main focus of the laboratory is to study the host response to infection with lentiviruses such as the feline immunodeficiency virus. Other research concerns the role of secretoglobins in the development and progression of lung inflammation in horses.
My research focuses on meat science and technology. Within this research area, I work with fresh and further processed meat products with a specific focus to improve ways that meat is produced and accepted by consumers.
My research looks at scales of local genetic adaptation to exotic Predators by Prey with high and low dispersal potential as well as ecological genomics and local adaptation of wild and aquacultural populations of Canadian Atlantic salmon.
My research interests include bullying and cyberbullying, policing, and victimization. I am particularly interested in the ways in which the peer, family, and school contexts influence adolescents' involvement in cyberbullying, and how groups of adults collaborate to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.
The University of Guelph is known as "Canada's Food University." It is the only place in Canada where you can study all facets of food and nutrition, including applied human nutrition, nutritional sciences, food sciences, agriculture, food security and community health, etc.