Natalie Houde

Graduate Student, MSc
Smith Lab

During my final year of the Bachelor of Arts and Science program, I worked as a laboratory assistant in the Steinke lab. Through this work study position, I learned a lot about DNA barcoding which has led me to a MSc in this field.

My research pertains to the dietary study of tropical tree frogs across a gradient of anthropogenic-influenced terrains. My project incorporates a minimally invasive approach by employing the high-throughput analysis of fecal samples. This allows me to identify prey at a high taxonomic resolution without harming any frogs.