Abridged Curriculum Vitae

IMG_20160429_101648February 2017 – present
McMaster Univeristy, Department of Chemistry & in partnership with Waters Corporation Ltd.
Post-Doctoral Research Consultant
Contributions:Method development for untargeted contaminant analysis in blood spots using cryogenic zone compression and GCxGC TOF and LC-QTOF. Integrating untargeted proteome and contaminant adductome analysis for blood plasma and blood spots using nanoLC-QTOF. Partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Waters Corporation, McMaster University, and Denina Simmons Consulting Services.

 

August 2016 – February 2017
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology
Post-doctoral Fellow
Contributions: Proteomics of rainbow trout plasma and whole mayflies to assess the effects of municipal effluents on the Hamilton Harbour and Toronto Harbour Great Lakes Areas of Concern, Great Lakes Omics project.

June 2013 – August 2016
Environment and Climate Change Canada
NSERC Visiting Fellow in Government Laboratories
Participation in multiple collaborative projects between government and academic laboratories to use shotgun proteomics techniques developed during last fellowship for the discovery of novel biomarkers indicative of environmental exposure in freshwater fish.
Contributions: Authored three successful funding proposals, co-authored two successful research funding proposals; four first-authored manuscripts published; two co-authored manuscripts published; Aquatic Toxicity Workshop 2014 session chair; co-editor of special issue publication for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part D: Genomics and Proteomics.

Sept 2010 – June 2013
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow
A collaborative project between Environment Canada and the University of Waterloo to develop shotgun proteomics techniques in aquatic organisms.
Contributions: Authored a successful capital funding request for the acquisition of new equipment; co-authored 1 successful research funding proposal; developed methodology for the extraction and analysis of proteins and peptides using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (shotgun proteomics); one first-authored manuscript published; one co-authored manuscript published.

RESEARCH FUNDING

$56,000. 2016. Transfer payment from Ontario Government to University of Waterloo for the purpose of applying proteomic research techniques to near shore Great Lakes study.

$160,000 (services in-kind). 2015. Co-applicant. Axys Analytical Services Ltd., AXYOMICS-BCIP.

$149,000. 2013-2016. NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Government Laboratories.

>$500,000. 2010-2015. Co-authored 5 successfully funded Government of Canada research proposals.

$250,000. Authored a successful capital funding request for the acquisition of new equipment at Water Science and Technology Division, Environment Canada.

$80,000. 2010-2013. NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Doctor of Philosophy.  Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  Environmental and Life Sciences Program.  Thesis: Selenium bioaccumulation and detoxification by freshwater algae.

Master of Science.  Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program.  Thesis: The interaction of stilbenes with the estrogen receptor.

Bachelor of Science with Honours.  Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Applied Chemical and Biological Sciences.  4th Yr Thesis: Bioconcentration, Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of b-Sitosterol and Final Sewage Effluents in Selenastrum capricornutum and Daphnia magna.