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2020-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, Canada

2021-present: Assistant Professor (Cross-Appointed), Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

2018: Visiting Fellow, Konrad Lorenz Institute (KLI), Vienna, Austria.

2017-2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow & Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, USA. 


2014-2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, USA.

2007-2014: PhD (Biology), McGill University, Canada.

2003-2006: BSc (Cell & Molecular Biology), Concordia University, Canada.



      I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, and cross-appointed
in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa). I received my PhD at McGill University working with ants with Dr. Ehab Abouheif in the areas of developmental genetics & epigenetics within the emerging field of Ecological Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Eco-Evo-Devo). I next did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida with Dr. Martin Cohn, expanding my expertise to include vertebrate developmental genetics and Evo-Devo. Finally I did postdoctoral fellowships with Dr. Norbert Perrimon where I trained with the classic genetics model Drosophila melanogaster. During this time I also did a Visiting Fellowship at the Konrad Lorenz Institute (KLI) in Austria.

      I am an Associate Editor of BMC Biology, specifically covering topics in Evolutionary Biology and Evo-Devo. I am also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Zoology B: Molecular & Developmental Evolution (JEZ-B). 

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