Members

ICG Members

John M. Archibald

John M. Archibald

ICG Director, Professor and Arthur B. McDonald Research Chair of Excellence, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests
microbial comparative genomics; endosymbiosis; organelle evolution

Robert G. Beiko

Robert G. Beiko

Professor (Bioinformatics) and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Computer Science

Research Interests
Microbial genomes and metagenomes; geospatial / temporal analysis of microbial communities; simulation

Erin Bertrand

Erin Bertrand

Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, Department of Biology

Research Interests
Ocean biogeochemistry; phytoplankton; proteomics

Joseph P. Bielawski

Joseph P. Bielawski

Professor, Department of Biology, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests

Microbial phylogenomics; (ii) marine microbial ecogenomics; statistical modeling of molecular evolution

Zhenyu Cheng

Zhenyu Cheng

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Cystic Fibrosis Canada Early Career Investigator

Research Interests
Antibiotic persistence; cancer biology; microbial pathogenesis.
W. Ford Doolittle

W. Ford Doolittle

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests
Comparative prokaryote genomics; the Tree of Life; evolutionary theory
Zoe Finkel

Zoe Finkel

Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Department of Oceanography

Research Interests
Biological oceanography; phytoplankton biogeography; climate change
Travis Gagie

Travis Gagie

Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science

Research Interests
Data structures; data compression; bioinformatics; pangenomics
Daniel Gaston

Daniel Gaston

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Clinical Bioinformatician, N.S. Health Authority

Research Interests
Cancer genomics; clinical bioinformatics; disease genomics; microbial genomic surveillance
Nicanor Gonzalez-Morales

Nicanor Gonzalez-Morales

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Research Interests
Drosophila genetics; muscle biology; protein-protein interactions
Michael W. Gray

Michael W. Gray

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests
Comparative genomics; RNA processing; small RNA biology
Hong Gu

Hong Gu

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests
Comparative phylogenomics; spectral analysis; statistical analysis of gene and genome evolution
Lam Ho

Lam Ho

Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests
Statistical theory and methods; machine learning; evolutionary biology
Andrew Irwin

Andrew Irwin

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests
Statistical and mathematical models in biological oceanography; phytoplankton ecology; remote sensing
Tobias Karakach

Tobias Karakach

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Research Interests
Bioinformatics for Functional Genomics; Cancer Genomics; Multi-Omics Data Integration
Toby Kenney

Toby Kenney

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests
Pure mathematics; data science; actuarial science.
Morgan Langille

Morgan Langille

Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, Department of Pharmacology

Research Interests
Human-microbial interactions; bioinformatics of microbiome data; 
Julie LaRoche

Julie LaRoche

Professor, Department of Biology (Marine Biogeochemistry) and Tier I Canada Research Chair

Research Interests
Marine microbes; phytoplankton; nitrogen fixation
Finlay Maguire

Finlay Maguire

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer Science & Faculty of Medicine (Community Health and Epidemiology); Pathogenomics Bioinformatics Lead, Shared Hospital Laboratory, Toronto

Research Interests
Genomic epidemiology, microbial bioinformatics, infectious diseases, metagenomics, collaborative health data science
Craig McCormick

Craig McCormick

University Research Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests
Virology; antiviral drug discovery; cancer
Sean Myles

Sean Myles

Associate Professor and University Research Chair, Faculty of Agriculture

Research Interests

Apple and grape genomics; domestication; genomics-assisted breeding

Andrew J. Roger

Andrew J. Roger

CGEB Founding Director, Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Phylogenetics; diversity and evolution of mitochondria; evolutionary modeling of genes and genomes

John Rohde

John Rohde

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Interests

Bacterial virulence; host-pathogen interactions; synthetic biology

Daniel Ruzzante

Daniel Ruzzante

Killam Professor, Department of Biology

Research Interests

Ecology and evolution; genetics; marine biology

Alastair G.B. Simpson

Alastair G.B. Simpson

Professor, Department of Biology

Research Interests

Protist diversity and evolution; ultrastructure; phylogenomics

Claudio Slamovits

Claudio Slamovits

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Gene and genome evolution; parasitism; symbiosis

Shannon Sterling

Shannon Sterling

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

Global water cycle; land-atmosphere interactions; terrestrial acidification

Edward Susko

Edward Susko

Killam Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests

Molecular evolution; statistical modeling; phylogenetic reconstruction

Nikhil Thomas

Nikhil Thomas

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests

Microbial pathogenesis; microbiome and gastrointestinal disease; molecular and cellular biology

Chris Whidden

Chris Whidden

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer Science

Research Interests

Evolutionary trees and networks, hybridization and lateral gene transfer, NP-hardness, Oceans data analytics

Norbert Zeh

Norbert Zeh

Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Computer Science

Research Interests

Algorithms and data structures; computational phylogenetics; high-performance computing

ICG Research Associates

Katherine Dunn

Katherine Dunn

Research Associate, Department of Biology

Research Interests
The human microbiome; bioinformatics; cancer

ICG Adjunct Members

Johan van Limbergen

Johan van Limbergen

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Emma Children's Hospital, Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research, Amsterdam University Medical Centres, The Netherlands

Research Interests

Pediatric gastroenterology; inflammatory bowel disease; metagenomics

Svetlana Yurgel

Svetlana Yurgel

Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit, Pullman, WA; and Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Research Interests

Plant growth and development; microbial diversity; plant-microbe interactions