School of Natural Sciences
Science, Engineering and Architecture
I joined Laurentian University in the summer of 2014. I am a core faculty member in the department of biology with cross appointment to the department Chemistry/Biochemistry. I am accredited to supervised graduate students in the biology MSc program and Biomolecular Sciences PhD program. My research program investigates the role of gastrointestinal hormones in health and disease with particular interest in how the gut microbiome can influence hormones and alter metabolism.
Within biology I teach courses in the areas of microbiology, cell biology, and endocrinology.
Post Doctoral Fellowship Physiology, University of Toronto 2014
PhD Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University 2013
MSc Biochemistry, University of Ottawa 2008
BSc Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ottawa 2006
Associate Professor Biology (home department)
Cross appointed faculty in Chemistry/Biochemistry
Graduate Supervision in Biology MSc and Biomolecular Sciences PhD
On The Web
Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=7dDKZEgAAAAJ&hl=en
My lab examines how the gut endocrine system regulates energy metabolism.
Areas of interest are:
–Glucose Metabolism (Type 2 Diabetes)
–Gastrointestinal microbes (microflora)
These areas are examined by various techniques including:
–Mammalian cell culture (endocrine cell lines and primary cell culture)
–Rodent models of weight gain (both genetic and diet induced)
Students interested in 4th year thesis (BIOL4035), MSc and PhD:
Students with a strong academic record (80+ average) and research interest/background, please email with CV and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Étudiants avec un rendement scolaire supérieur (moyenne 80+) et un intérêt dans la recherche, SVP envoyer vos CV et relevés de notes à email@example.com
BIOL2026FL- Introduction à la microbiologie (Sept)
BIOL2126FL- Biologie cellulaire (Sept)
BIOL3117FL- Maladies infectieuses (Jan)
BIO 4986FL- Endocrinologie médicale (Jan)
For publications see Google Scholar page.