Former Lab MembersDr. Daria Koscinski, Postdoctoral Associate
Comparative landscape genetics of swallowtail butterflies in fragmented
landscapes. Daria went on to become a Conservation Biologist with the
Carolinian Canada Coalition.Gordana, Rasic, Ph.D.
Developing a model system in landscape genetics using the insect
inhabitants of pitcher plants. Gordana moved on to a post-doctoral
position at the University of Melbourne in Dr. Ary Hoffmann’s lab.Kristina Zilic, M.Sc.
Population genetic structure of the pitcher plant mosquito across
multiple spatial scales using AFLP markers. Kristina went on to law
school.Katie Millette, M.Sc.
genetics of the pitcher flesh fly across spatial scales: Effects of
habitat composition and configuration. Katie went to McGill University
to do her Ph.D. with Dr. Melania Cristescu.Liam Frape, M.Sc
: Kinematic and genetic analysis of the wood frog, Rana sylvatica. Liam moved on to medical school.Sheri Maxwell, M.Sc.
Inferring patterns of movement and host-plant use in the western cherry
fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens, using microsatellite markers. Sheri
became a research technician at UBC Okanagan.Christina Kim, B.Sc. (Honour’s thesis)
Wing pattern variation among local populations of the bog copper
butterfly (Lycaena epixanthe). Catherine moved on to pharmacy school.Eliot Winkler, B.Sc. (Honour’s thesis)
Population genetic analysis of an Algonquin Park bog copper butterfly
(Lycaena epixanthe) population using polymorphic microsatellite loci.
Eliot moved on to do his M.Sc. in Clinical Anatomy at Western.Catherine DuGuay, B.Sc. (Honour’s thesis)
Effects of logging on the genetic structure of the wood frog (Rana
sylvatica). Catherine went on to do her M.Sc. at Queen’s University with
Dr. Adam Chippindale.Kaitlin Watt, B.Sc. (Honour’s thesis)
: Effects of non-lethal tissue removal on reproductive behaviour of butterflies. Kaitlin moved on to study occupational therapy.Heidi Keller, B.Sc. (NSERC USRA)
Effects of non-lethal tissue removal on behaviour and survival of
butterflies. Heidi went on to nursing school after spending a year
teaching and traveling in Asia.Noah Shapiro, B.Sc. (Honour’s thesis)
Develpoing genetic tags to track dispersal in the alpine butterfly,
Parnassius smintheus. Noah went on to do his M.Sc. at the University of
Guelph with Dr. James Ballantyne.