Professor of Molecular genetics
"We work together to understand the molecular basis of stress resistance"
Research: Our research interests concern stress genes and the molecular basis of resistance. This is a central question for scientific goals as diverse as predicting the impact of nanoparticle-containing food on our gut microbiota, the consequence of climate change on Arctic organisms, or the production of ice-binding proteins in environmentally-stressed overwintering plants, insects, fish or microbes.
Teaching: I enjoy teaching a range of students, from first year to the graduate level. No matter what topic I am assigned, students will note that my approach is influenced by my enthusiasm for research and my love of genetics.
Course Topics: Introductory biology, environmental microbiology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, commercialization of biological research