We are in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our research interests are related with molecular biology and evolution of eukaryotes and their genomes. In particular, we are interested in studying how genomes and cells evolve as a result of radical changes in lifestyle such as the acquisition of parasitic and symbiotic relationships. Our research is almost exclusively done on protists (unicellular eukaryotes) as they represent the bulk of the eukaryotic diversity.

Our address is:

5850 College St. Room 8B1

Halifax, NS, B3H4R2


Lab phone: 1-902-494-7894

Research in our lab is/has been generously supported by the following institutions

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT)
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) through its Program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity (IMB)
  • Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
  • The TULA Foundation
  • Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF)