Current Lab Members


Principal Investigator:

PhD Students


MSc Students

Past Lab Members


Postdoctoral Fellows

Anders Goncalves da SilvaAnders Gonçalves da Silva (2007-2009)

Project titles: Conservation genetics of the lowland tapir in an Amazonian flooded forest; mechanisms of invasion success in the Monk parakeet

Present position: Computational Evolutionary Biologist (Bioinformatician), University of Melbourne




Claudia HollatzClaudia Hollatz (2010-2011)

Project title: Landscape genetics of lowland tapir ,mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm

Present position: Postdoctoral research associate, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina




Andrew VealeAndrew Veale (2014-2016)

Project titles: Genomic changes associated with reproductive and migratory ecotypes in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Aukland




PhD Students

Yoamel Milian-GarciaYoamel Milián-García (2010-2015)

Thesis title: Caracterización genética del género Crocodylus (Crocodylia: Crocodylidae) en Cuba mediante el empleo de marcadores nucleares y mitocondriales

Present position: Postdoctoral associate, Universidad de la Habana




Matthew LemayMatthew Lemay (2011-2014)

Thesis title: Ecological genomics of kokanee salmon

Present position: Postdoctoral fellow and Hakai scholar, University of British Columbia




Philippe HenryPhilippe Henry (2007-2011)

Thesis title: Investigating the genetic basis of adaptation in a climate change sensitive species : the American pika

Present position: Assistant professor, University of Northern British Columbia




MSc Students

Kelsey RobsonKelsey Robson (2011-2013)

Thesis title: American pika population genetic structure, demographic history, and behavior in an atypical environment

Present position: PhD student, Idaho State University




Evelyn JensenEvelyn Jensen (2011-2013)

Thesis title: Genetic assessment of taxonomic uncertainty and conservation units in painted turtles, with a focus on the at-risk Chrysemys picta bellii in British Columbia

Present position: PhD student, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)




Karen FrazerKaren Frazer (2009-2012)

Thesis title: Investigating the divergence of reproductive ecotypes in kokanee salmon

Present position: PhD student, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)




Stephanie KirkStephanie (Kirk) deWaard (2007-2009)

Thesis title: Population genomics in species conservation: tools for the study of local adaptation and fisheries management in kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Present position: Research assistant, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario




BSc Honours Students

Tal ShalevVanessa Smith (2014-2015)

Thesis title: Applying genomics to kokanee fisheries management: historical reconstruction of stock proportions pre- and post-fishery closure in Okanagan Lake

Present position:




Tal ShalevTal Shalev (2013-2014)

Thesis title: Adaptive or neutral: re-examining evidence for divergence among stream and pond-spawning ecotypes of the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)

Present position: PhD student, University of British Columbia




Clayton LambClayton Lamb (2011-2013)

Thesis title: SNP discovery and validation in the American pika (Ochotona princeps) reveals population structure among elevational transects at the northern range periphery

Present position: PhD student, University of Alberta




Jeanette MadsenJeanette Madsen (2011-2012)

Thesis title: Extirpation by introgression? Investigating the genetic consequence of released painted turtles on endangered Chrysemys picta bellii in British Columbia

Present position: MD student, University of British Columbia




Dave DonnellyDavid Donnelly (2011-2012)

Thesis title: Harnessing next-generation DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies for adaptive marker development in natural populations

Present position: Research assistant, Alberta Centre for Toxicology




Zijian SimZijian Sim (2009-2011)

Thesis title: Roads or distances: investigating the barriers to gene flow in a species with limited dispersal ability

Present position: PhD student, University of Alberta




Daniell LalondeDanielle Lalonde (2007-2009)

Thesis title: Ex situ conservation genetics of the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) in Argentina

Present position: Research assistant, Monash University




Visiting Researchers

Carolina MinoCarolina Miño (2009)

Project title: Extra-pair paternity in Roseatte spoonbills (Platalea ajaja) and Yellow-breasted chats (Icteria virens)

Present position: Postdoctoral research associate, University of Buenos Aires




Ingrid PolletIngrid Pollet (2009)

Project title: Population history of Yellow-breasted chats (Icteria virens) in British Columbia

Present position: PhD student, Dalhousie University




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