Meet The Team

Here is our awesome team.

Timothy R. Frasier

Principal Investigator

Brenna A. Frasier

Research Associate

Leah Springate

Research Associate

Sonya Radvan

Research Associate

Kate Chadwick

Ph. D. Candidate

Richard W. Orton

Ph. D. Candidate

Audrey Salinger

Ph. D. Candidate

Carla Crossman

Ph. D. Candidate

Lab Alumni

Post-doctoral Fellows

Kristina Cammen - Genetic diversity from pre-bottleneck to recovery in two sympatric pinniped species in the Northwest Atlantic.  (2017). Visit the Cammen Lab.

Ph. D. Students

Lynne Burns - Dynamics of autumn swarming and population structure of little brown and northern myotis bat (Myotis lucifugus and M. septentrionalis). (2014)

M. Sc. Students

Erin Schormans - Temporal and spatial characterization of acoustic activity patterns of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis chinensis) in Hong Kong waters.  (2021)

Leah Springate - Gamete compatibility and reproductive success in the North Atlantic right whale.  (2017)

Christine Konrad - Kinship in sperm whale society: effects on assocaition, alloparental care and vocalizations.  (2017)

Suchinta Arif - How are genetic factors influencing cancer susceptibility and mortality patterns in the St. Lawrence beluga?  (2016)

Stephanie Béland - Learning from the past : genetic analyses of ancient and contemporary samples identify how historic and pre-historic events have shaped modern whale populations.   (2014)

Laura Johnson - Subtle population structuring found within northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) inhabiting mainland Atlantic Canada.  (2014)

Krista Arsenaeult - Genetic population structure within and among little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) maternity colonies within mainland Nova Scotia, Canada.  (2013)

Undergraduate Honours Students

Amanda Lee - Molecular aging of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis).  (2021)

Sonya Radvan - Effects of inbreeding on fitness in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis).   (2019)

Katherine King - Genetic identification of right whale prey species in a new habitat (Dalhousie) (2019)

Kayla Fitzgerald - Combing genetic and photo-identification data to improve abundance estimates for the North Atlantic right whale.   (2018)

Yu Ting (Kiera) Chang - Network analysis as a potential method detecting population structure.  (2017)

Alysha Dupuis - What factors influence horse distribution patterns on Sable Island?  (2017)

Amanda Brown - Inferring haplotype diversity and population structure of the mite Spinturnix americanus between two host species, M. lucifugus and M. septentrionalis, via cytochrome b sequencing.  (2016)

Rebecca Robertson - Relatedness and the effect of inbreeding on mortality in Sable Island horses.   (2015)

Benjamin Perriman - Inferring male population structure of Myotis lucifugus using Y-chromosome markers.  (2014)

Carolyn Kachuk - Utility of carcass skulls as sources of DNA for Sable Island horses. (Dalhousie) (2014)

Wilfried Beslin - Relatedness within and among sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) social units assessed using single nucleotide polymorphisms.  (2013)

Katelyn Cherwonick - Pairwise relatedness patterns of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in the St. Lawrence River population.  (2013)

Andrea Uzans - Estimation of effective population size (Ne) in an island population of feral horses (Equus caballus L.)  (2013)

Stephanie Béland - Species identification of bones from historic whaling sites in B.C. (2012)

Krista Arseneault - Relatedness and social structure in sperm whales. (2011)

Tria Clare - Identifying optimal tissue types and lysis buffers for obtaining high quality DNA from dead specimens. (2011)

Anna D'Intino - Population structure in the eastern North Pacific gray whale. (2011)