Meet The Team

Here is our awesome team.

Timothy R. Frasier

Principal Investigator

Brenna A. Frasier

Lab Manager/Research Associate

Leah Springate

Research Associate

Carla Crossman 

Ph. D. Candidate

Kate Chadwick

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)