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Cutter_P1040683_sm2.jpg Asher Cutter
Professor

Research interests include: Evolutionary Genomics; Breeding Systems; Population Genetics; Molecular Evolution; Speciation; Caenorhabditis spp.
asher.cutter@utoronto.ca

Jalina.jpgJalina Bielaska-Da Silva
PhD student

Jalina will join the lab in the coming academic year. Project to be determined!

Ting_P1040497.jpg Ting Liu
Bioinformatician

Ting is working on genome analysis of Caenorhabditis.

Rebecca.jpg Rebecca Schalkowski
PhD student

Rebecca is studying speciation with Caenorhabditis.

Janice.JPG Janice Ting
PhD student

Janice is studying the evolution of pre-zygotic reproductive isolation in Caenorhabditis

 

Tracy_sm.jpgTracy (Jiehui) Fang
Undergraduate student (summer 2017)
Daniel_sm.jpgDaniel Fusca
Undergraduate student (summer 2017)
Nadya_sm.jpgNadya Iswari
Undergraduate student (summer 2017)
Farida.jpgFarida Samad-Zada
Undergraduate student (EEB498 2017)

Farida is working on gametic isolation.

 

Former graduate students and postdocs:

Rosalind Murray
MSc (2009)

Ros studied C. elegans sperm-related evolution in her MSc thesis. She is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Sterling with Luc Bussiere.

 
Joanna Kozlowska
MSc (2011)

Joanna studied the genetics of reproductive isolation between Caenorhabditis species in her MSc thesis. She is now a high school science teacher.

 
Deepthi Rajagopalan
MSc (2012)

Deepthi studied the evolution of sex-biased genes in Caenorhabditis in her MSc thesis, using next-gen transcriptome sequencing. She is now working as a bioinformatician at SickKids Hospital.

 
Mark Lojacono
MSc (2013)

Mark studied the genetics of fecundity variation in C. briggsae in his MSc thesis. He is now a high school science teacher.

 
Alivia Dey
PhD (2013)

Alivia's PhD thesis investigated the molecular population genetics and species divergence of obligatorily outbreeding Caenorhabditis. She is now a postdoc with Amro Zayed at York University.

 
Stephanie Mark
MSc (2016)

Stephanie's bioinformatics MSc thesis quantified differential expression of the C. briggsae transcriptome as a function of genotype and environmental rearing temperature. She is now in a bioinformatics internship at the Ontario Brain Institute.

 
Gregory Stegeman
PhD (2017)

Greg studied the genetics of temperature-dependent nematode behavior, primarily in C. briggsae. Greg was co-advised by Will Ryu (Physics).

 
Joanna Bundus
PhD (2017)

Joanna's PhD thesis investigated the genetics of reproductive isolation in Caenorhabditis. She is now a postdoc with Scott Rifkin at UCSD.


 
Cristel Thomas
Postdoc (2012-2013)

Cristel studied population genomics and genome evolution.

 
Jeremy Gray
Postdoc (2012-2015)

Jeremy studied speciation and trait mapping.

Richard Jovelin
Postdoc (2010-2015)

Richard studied molecular population genetics and genome evolution.

 

So many amazing former undergraduates, techs and visiting scientists!

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