I joined the Department of Integrative Biology in September 2017 as a Teaching Support Instructor and Coordinator. Before joining Integrative Biology I was a contract-limited Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OVC from 2013-2017.
During graduate school and my Post Doctoral Fellowship I studied the involvement of neuropeptides in the physiological functioning of peripheral tissues in an invertebrate model, the African migratory locust. I was particularly interested in understanding the roles that neuropeptides play in locust digestion, ion and water balance, and energy mobilization and utilization.
HBSc. 2003 University of Toronto Mississauga Forensic Science & Biology
MSc. 2005 University of Toronto Department of Zoology
PhD. 2012 University of Toronto Department of Cell & Systems Biology