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Tara Abraham

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Associate Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: History of medicine, history of psychiatry and psychology; professionalization, disciplinary identity, medical pedagogy.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/history/people/tara-abraham


Sarah Alderman

Assistant Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Mechanisms and consequences of stress on animal physiology; environmental stressors on neural, endocrine and cardiac systems.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/alderman


Madhur Anand

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Professor | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Global ecological change, sustainability science, ecological modelling, coupled human behaviour-environmental change systems,  biodiversity, creative writing.

Faculty profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/madhur-anand


Emmanuelle Arnaud

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Associate Professor | Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Glacial geology, geology and groundwater, sedimentary geology, environmental geology, deformation structures, ice-marginal settings, agricultural and industrial contaminants, sedimentological analysis, spatial distribution and physical properties of glacial deposits.

Faculty profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/emmanuelle-arnaud


Andrew Bailey

Professor | Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies | Philosophy | College of Arts

Research interests: phenomenal consciousness, physicalism, mental causation and epiphenomenalism, phenomenal intentionality, panpsychism, and theories of perception; the problems of phenomenal consciousness, embodied cognition, and the thought of William James.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/philosophy/people/andrew-bailey


Shane Bateman

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Associate Professor | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Community-engaged service learning projects, veterinary palliative care, human-animal bond, coagulation abnormalities, lung injury, pain management and assessment.

Faculty interests: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/clinical-studies/faculty/shane-bateman/


Cathy Bauman

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Assistant Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research Interests: Diagnostic test evaluations (especially using Bayesian methods), epidemiology, dairy small ruminants, and clinical trials.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/Cathy-Bauman 


Olaf Berke

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Associate Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research Interests: Statistical epidemiology, spatial and spatio-temporal epidemiology, biostatistics, zoonoses, environmental epidemiology, disease surveillance, meta-analysis, time series analysis, reproducible research, public health, one health

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/olaf-berke/


Theresa Bernardo

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Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Veterinary epidemiology, medical informatics, health informatics, information technology, public health informatics, educational technology.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/Theresa-Bernardo


Joey Bernhardt

Assistant Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: My research aims to advance our fundamental understanding of the drivers of biodiversity change and the consequences of these changes for human well-being. My research advances a solution to this research challenge by studying the processes that unite all of life on Earth – the metabolic processes by which living systems uptake, store and convert energy, matter and information from their environments to grow and persist.

Faculty profile: https://www.bernhardtlab.org/


Emma Borkowski

Assistant Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Veterinary parasitology, especially parasites of livestock, immune responses to parasites, sustainable parasite control.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/emma-borkowski


Elizabeth Boulding

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Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Invasion biology, genetic adaptation, genomic selection and growth, shape, and pathogen-resistant traits in Atlantic salmon, assessment of heritable variation in biological control.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/boulding


Samantha Brennan

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Professor | Dean | Philosophy | College of Arts

Research interests: Contemporary normative ethics, applied ethics including health care ethics, and feminist philosophy

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/people/samantha-brennan


Byram Bridle

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Associate Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Viral immunology, cancer treatment, personalized therapy, cytokine responses to viruses in males and females, inflammation disorders.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/Byram-W-Bridle


Ruben Burga

Assistant Professor | Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Organizational leadership and management issues in social entrepreneurship/enterprises; knowledge transfer, stakeholder theory, sustainability and accountability principles and their effect on firm performance.

Faculty profile: www.uoguelph.ca/lang/people/ruben-burga


Jamie Burr

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Associate Professor | Human Health and Nutritional Sciences | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Novel training methods, interventions and supplements which may lead to adaptation and performance improvement; the effects of physical activity, sport, and exercise to alter cardiovascular form and function. 

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/hhns/people/dr-jamie-burr


Wayne Caldwell

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Professor | Environmental Design and Rural Development | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: The future of rural communities, planning, community development, agricultural land preservation, siting livestock facilities, rural land use, and the environment, measuring farmland loss, immigration in rural communities, food security, and rural resilience.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/sedrd/people/wayne-caldwell


Catherine Carstairs

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Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: History of medicine, history of public health, gender history, dentistry, drug and alcohol use.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/people/catherine-carstairs


Alex Chan

Assistant Professor | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests:  Neurocritical care, neuroimaging, neuromuscular diseases, veterinary neurology.

Faculty profile: available soon!


Chris Choi

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Professor | Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Tourist engagement, travel and happiness, conscious consumption, sustainable tourism management, authenticity, value in use and exchange, attitudinal scale development.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/hs-chris-choi


Katie Clow

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Assistant Professor | Graduate Program Coordinator, One Health | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, disease ecology, epidemiology, surveillance, One Health pedagogy.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/Katie-Clow 


Marc Coppolino

Associate Professor | Chair | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Cell adhesion and migration in disease progression; tumour cell invasion and metastasis; biochemical signalling in health and disease.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-marc-coppolino


Karl Cottenie

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Associate Professor | Graduate Co-ordinator | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Community ecology, metacommunity dynamics, molecular identification, data analysis in R, instruction, graduate training, Spatio-temporal analysis, computational ecology.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/cottenie


Georgina Cox

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Assistant Professor | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: How bacteria resist antibiotics and how they interact with their host. Identifying and developing alternatives to antibacterial chemotherapy.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-georgina-cox 


Sherri Cox

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Assistant Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Welfare of wild animals, restoring health to sick and injured wildlife, anthropogenic effects on wildlife that have been admitted to rehabilitation centres, investigating morbidities in individual wild animals admitted to rehabilitation centres.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/Sherri_Cox


Rozita Dara

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Associate Professor | Computer Science | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests:  Artificial intelligence, decision support systems, data standardization and integration analysis, information privacy, and data governance.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/computing/people/rozita-dara 


Anne Deckert

Special Graduate Faculty | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests:  One Health; antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals, and food; swine health; integrated surveillance; Central Asia

Faculty profile: https://www.uoguelph.ca/osrn/people/anne-deckert


Don Dedrick

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Associate Professor | Philosophy | College of Arts

Associate Professor | Psychology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Colour perception and categorization, cognitive science and its foundations, culture and cognition, cognitive science and its foundations, the evolution of culture, experimental philosophy.

Faculty Profiles: uoguelph.ca/arts/philosophy/people/don-dedrick , uoguelph.ca/psychology/users/don-dedrick


Giannina Descalzi

Assistant Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: The intersection of pain and emotion, pain-induced dysregulation of brain circuits and gene function, chronic pain in companion and production animals, multidisciplinary approach to determine causal relationships between circuit level changes in gene expression and behavioural pathology, astrocyte-neuronal coupling in chronic pain, chronic pain during development

Faculty Profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/giannina-descalzi/


Cate Dewey

Professor | Director of the One Health Institute | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Prevention of zoonotic and food borne diseases, epidemiology, observational studies, swine health management, transmission and impact of swine diseases, enhancing health and livelihoods of small holder farmers, One Health community projects.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/Cate-Dewey


Sonia Dhaliwal

Assistant Professor | Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests:

Sonia’s research interest span in three broad categories. Firstly, Sonia’s research aims to produce knowledge that speaks directly to issues faced by industry, policy setters and regulators in the area of taxation and accounting.  She focuses on research areas that are of interest and relevance to accounting and tax practitioners with a goal to mobilize the knowledge beyond the academic world. Finally, Sonia’s research interest lie in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning in order to effectively lead and help students develop the skills needed to excel in the field of taxation and accounting.

Faculty profile: https://www.uoguelph.ca/lang/people/sonia-dhaliwal


Tirtha Dhar

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Associate Professor | Interim Chair | Marketing and Consumer Studies | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Quantitative marketing and industrial organization, marketing strategy and public policy, food and health marketing, analytical marketing modelling, retailing and channel management, movie marketing, and e-Commerce.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/tirtha-dhar


Todd Duffield

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Professor | Chair | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Metabolic disease in dairy cows, impact of lonophores in dairy cattle, pain management of dairy cattle, management of disease.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/todd-duffield/


Lisa Duizer

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Associate Professor | Chair | Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Descriptive analysis of whole grain products, perceptions of tastes and textures, sensory evaluation and aging.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/lisa-duizer


Kari Dunfield

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Professor | Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-ecosystems | Co-Executive Director, Soils@Guelph | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: The relationship between genetic diversity of soil microbial communities and soil ecosystem functioning; the impact of agricultural and environmental practices on soil microbial communities and microbially mediated soil processes; environmental microbiology, soil microbiology, bioremediation, applied soil ecology, molecular microbial ecology.

Faculty profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/kari-dunfield


Animesh Dutta

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Professor | Associate Director (Graduate Studies) | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Thermochemical conservation of agri-residue and bio-mass for energy, renewable and cleaner energy, water gasification for energy, assessment of advanced energy systems, thermodynamic optimization & lifecycle analysis.

Faculty profile: www.uoguelph.ca/engineering/content/faculty/animesh-dutta


Tuğçe Ellialtı-Köse

Assistant Professor | Sociology & Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests:  Law and society; gender, law, and social justice; law, medicine, and science, especially in criminal justice responses to gender-based and sexual violence; feminism and feminist theory, institutional ethnography; research methods.

Faculty profile: https://socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/tugce-ellialti-kose


Ming Z. Fan

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Professor | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests:  Understanding how nutrients affect physiological functions, wellbeing and health, using biotechnologies and genomics tools to understand how the environment is impacted by animal production, gastrointestinal physiology, nutrition and metabolism in pigs.

Faculty profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/mfan


Laura Favetta

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Assistant Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) and toxicants on gene expression and molecular mechanisms regulating early embryonic development; effect of CNV of genes on the Y-chromosome in relation to disease and fertility; reproductive toxicology in the bovine model with large translational potential on humans and other mammals

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/laura-favetta/


Zeny Feng

Professor | Mathematics & Statistics | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: My research lab is working on a broad range of projects but share a common theme on the development of statistical and computational tools or strategies for analyzing diverse type of data arising from different studies and addressing issues arising from these data analyses . Specifically, my research interests covers statistical genetics, bioinformatics, microbiome data analysis, infectious disease modelling, and environmental health. We are interested in applying statistical and computational tools to analyze data from different studies.

Faculty profile: https://mathstat.uoguelph.ca/people/feng


Elizabeth Finnis

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Associate Professor | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Smaller-scale farming, local food systems, agricultural and dietary transitions, food sovereignty, political ecology, qualitative methods, Canada, India, and Paraguay.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/elizabeth-finnis-0


Lianne Foti

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Associate Professor | Management and Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Consumer behaviour, ethical decision making, international marketing, social marketing.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/lianne-foti


Karine Gagné

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Assistant Professor | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Climate change, ethics of care, human-animal relations, environment and infrastructure, citizenship, environmental knowledge.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/karine-gagné


Jennifer Geddes-McAlister

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair | Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Host-pathogen interactions; Fungal disease; Antifungal resistance; Mass spectrometry-based proteomics; Global food security and health; Systems biology; Bioinformatics

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-jennifer-geddes-mcalister


Daniel Gillis

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Associate Professor | Computer Science | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Public health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, spatial temporal statistics, alternative data collection, community engaged scholarship, transdisciplinary education.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/computing/people/daniel-gillis


Todd Gillis

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Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: The cellular mechanisms underpinning cardiac function in vertebrates, the evolution of muscle contrition regulation, the molecular mechanisms underlying the remodelling capacity of the fish heart, bitumen exposure consequences on the development and function of the salmonid heart, hagfish performance during prolonged periods of anoxia.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/gillis


Brandon Gilroyed

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Associate Professor | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Renewable energy and biochemical production from agricultural byproducts and wastes; environmental sustainability; livestock mortality management; pathogens in engineered agricultural systems.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ses/people/brandon-gilroyed 


Maya Goldenberg

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Professor | Philosophy | College of Arts

Research interests: Philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, bioethics, women’s health, understanding when knowledge claims are justified in health care, evidence-based medicine, the decision-making framework that relies on clinical trial evidence, vaccine hesitancy.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/philosophy/people/maya-j-goldenberg


Rosario Gómez

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Associate Professor | School of Languages and Literatures | College of Arts

Research interests: Spanish / English linguistics, sociolinguistics, English / Spanish phonology, phonetics, romance philology, translation studies, Spanish and English as a second language.

Faculty profile: www.uoguelph.ca/arts/people/rosario-g%C3%B3mez


Minglun Gong

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Director | Computer Science | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Visual computing; computer graphics, computer vision, visualization, image processing, and pattern recognition.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/computing/people/minglun-gong


Lawrence Goodridge

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Professor | Director, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) | Graduate Coordinator, Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program | Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Use of genomics and bacteriophages to control the growth of foodborne pathogens, and to develop rapid tests to detect foodborne and waterborne pathogens with an emphasis on Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp, and Listeria monocytogenes, foodborne viruses, and foodborne toxins. 

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/lawrence-goodridge 


Thomas Graham

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Assistant Professor | PhytoGro Research Chair in Controlled Environment Systems | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests:  All things Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) including – Medicinal crop production, food insecurity in urban and northern/remote communities, water treatment technologies, bioregenerative life-support for human space exploration; resource recovery and recycling in vertical farming systems, CEA crop diversification, plant-environment interactions.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ses/people/thomas-graham 


Lauren Grant

Assistant Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests:  Social and environmental determinants of One Health in animal and human populations; Foodborne diseases; Translational animal diseases; Health equity; Healthcare utilization

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/lauren-grant/


Amy Greer

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Associate Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Introduction, spread, dynamics, and control of infectious diseases in populations; examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public and veterinary health. 

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/amy-greer/


Ryan Gregory

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Professor and Department Chair | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Genome evolution, DNA quantification methodology, biological diversity, multi-level selection theory, integrative genomics.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/gregory


Marc Habash

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Associate Professor | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Water quality, microbial source tracking, waterborne pathogens, microbial biofilms, ecosystem science and biodiversity, plant and environmental health.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ses/people/marc-habash


Jess Haines

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Associate Professor | Family Relations & Applied Nutrition | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Child and family health, dietary intake, screen time, sleep, community and family-level behaviour change intervention.

Faculty profile: family.uoguelph.ca/people/jess-haines

Guelph Family Health Study: uelphfamilyhealthstudy.com


Andrew Hamilton-Wright

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Associate Professor | Computer Science | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Decision support, association mining, machine learning, disease characterization, biological signals, decision confidence, visualization, high-risk decision making, decision exploration.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/computing/people/andrew-hamilton-wright


Bob Hanner

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Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Molecular biodiversity, molecular ecology, applied biomonitoring using environmental DNA (eDNA), invasive alien species, species-at-risk, animal and plant health, and food fraud.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/hanner


Spencer Henson

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Professor | Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Economic and social impacts of food-borne disease, especially in developing countries; Economics of food safety; Evaluation of food safety and animal health capacity-building, especially in developing countries; food safety and the informal sector.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/fare/bios/f_henson.html


Joanne Hewson

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Associate Professor | Associate Dean, Students & Academic | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Bovine and equine respiratory disorders, communication skills in veterinary medicine, clinical teaching of veterinary medicine and performance assessment, curriculum design and mapping, veterinary community outreach.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/clinical-studies/faculty/joanne-hewson/


Andreas Heyland

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Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Environmental monitoring in aquatic ecosystems including phytoplankton and zooplankton high-throughput monitoring strategies. Nutrient release from agriculture and aquaculture and its impact on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Harmful algal bloom analysis and mitigation strategies. Next generation water treatment technologies using photosynthetic algae.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/heyland


Carmen Jacqueline Ho

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Assistant Professor | Political Science | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research Interests: Welfare state, social policies, bureaucratic politics, health politics and policy, maternal and child nutrition.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/carmen-jacqueline-ho


Graham Holloway

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Associate Professor | Human Health and Nutritional Sciences | Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies | College of Biological Science

Research interests: My research focuses on understanding the regulation of mitochondrial bioenergetics (aerobic ATP production and ROS generation) in diverse tissues with the aim of identifying unique lifestyle interventions to optimize skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, adipose tissue, liver and brain biology. We apply this knowledge to the study of human performance and disease prevention, with a particular focus on using nutrition and exercise to prevent age-associated sarcopenia, type 2 diabetes, heart failure and diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/hhns/people/dr-graham-holloway


Mervyn Horgan

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Associate Professor | Sociology Graduate Program Coordinator | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Cities; Public Spaces; Social Theory; Social Interaction; Pet-facilitated Interaction; Housing; Solidarity; Stigmatization; Sociability

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/mervyn-horgan-0


Sally Humphries

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Professor Emerita | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Sustainable rural livelihoods; agroecology and small farmer engagement; collaborative evaluation of impacts from participatory research and plant breeding in Honduras; collaborative research on gender equity and youth programming in rural areas of Honduras.

Faculty profile: experts.uoguelph.ca/sally-humphries


Brian Husband

Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Investigation of biodiversity science, conservation, and ecological sustainability of food production, through studies of the ecology, genetics, and reproductive biology of wild and domesticated plant populations.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/husband


Kris Inwood

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Professor | Economics and Finance | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: Economic history & economic development. Applications: long-term change, origins of health inequality and physical well-being, aboriginal demography, industrialization.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/kris-inwood


Fiona James

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Associate Professor | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Neurological disorders, comparative epilepsy, EEG, veterinary neurology.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/clinical-studies/faculty/fiona-james/


Claire Jardine

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Associate Professor | Regional Director of CWHC ON/NU | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Wildlife and ecosystem health, ecology of diseases in wild animal populations, rodent and vector borne diseases.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/claire-jardine/


Candace Johnson

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Professor | Political Science | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Maternal health, reproductive rights, women and gender and politics, human rights and justice, Latin America.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/candace-johnson


Craig Johnson

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Professor | Political Science | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Environmental governance, climate change, urbanization, poverty, renewable energy, Asia, Latin America.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/craig-johnson


Nina Jones

Professor | Canada Research Chair | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Cell signaling events in mammalian development and disease including cancer, kidney disease and neurological disorders.

Faculty profile: https://www.uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-nina-jones


Vinay Kanetkar

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Associate Professor | Graduate Coordinator | Marketing and Consumer Studies | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Market response models, forecasting, market research, conjoint analysis, marketing channels and pricing, managing and measuring price, responsiveness, marketing and operations, management interface.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/research-topics/econometrics


Niel Karrow

Professor | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: My research interests focus on innate immunoregulation, immunotoxicology and immunogenetics. This includes identifying genetic markers associated with inflammatory diseases, assessing the effects of maternal inflammatory stress on the developing fetal neuroendocrine-immune system, assessing efficacy of immunoceuticals, and characterising the immunotoxicity of microbial toxins. I believe that diversity and inclusion in the classroom and laboratory foster creativity and global understanding. Thus, I am committed to providing an engaging learning environment that promotes these ideals, where all students are provided equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, or country of origin. 

Faculty profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/nkarrow


Satsuki Kawano

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Professor | One Health Collaborative Specialization Faculty | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Disability, well-being, mind-body integration, identity and personhood, ritual and performance, space and place, cross-cultural perspectives on human development, aging, and life course, and accommodations for students with learning and developmental disabilities in Japanese schools.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/satsuki-kawano


David Kelton

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Professor Emeritus | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Control of infectious and metabolic diseases of dairy cattle, especially Johne’s Disease, bovine mastitis and bovine lameness, and the prudent use of antibiotics in cattle as part of an overall strategy to decrease the risk of AMR.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/david-kelton


Thomas Koch

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Associate Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Stem cell and tissue engineering-based therapies, joint cartilage, joint homeostasis, regenerative medicine, translation of novel therapies to human medicine.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/thomas-g-koch/


Edward Koning

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Associate Professor | Political Science | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests:  The politics of immigration, specifically in North West Europe and North America; the politics of immigrants’ social rights and the role of populist anti-immigrant parties; social policy; institutionalism.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/edward-koning


Jonathan LaMarre

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Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: The biology of small RNAs and their associated pathways in reproduction, neurobiology and cancer in multiple species. RNAs as biomarkers of fertility and development. 

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/Jonathan-LaMarre 


Gisèle LaPointe

Professor | NSERC/Dairy Farmers of Ontario Dairy Alliance | Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Dairy microbiology from production through processing and digestion. How feed, food, foodborne pathogens and probiotics interact and influence the composition and activity of the gut microbiota leading to potential health benefits or health risks. 

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/gisèle-lapointe


Anna T. Lawniczak

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Professor | Mathematics and Statistics | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Mathematical modelling, simulation, & analysis of dynamics of complex natural, engineering & social systems, individually based simulation models, multi-agent-based simulations, cognitive agents, statistical analysis of simulation data, artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, spread of epidemics and vaccination strategies.

Faculty profile: mathstat.uoguelph.ca/people/lawniczak


Stephen LeBlanc

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Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Promotion of health, fertility, and productivity in dairy cattle, antimicrobial stewardship in dairy farming and veterinary practice, evidence-based veterinary medicine, and applied epidemiology.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/stephen-leblanc/


Leah Levac

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Associate Professor | Political Science | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: intersectionality and public participation, northern wellbeing, local politics, critical community-engaged scholarship.

Faculty Profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/leah-levac


Jana Levison

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Associate Professor | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Agricultural impacts on groundwater quality and quantity, impacts of climate change on hydrological systems, groundwater flow and contaminant transport in fractured geologic media, source water protection for Indigenous and rural communities.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/engineering/content/faculty/jana-levison


Diana Lewis

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Assistant Professor | Geography, Environment & Geomatics | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: fostering a wider understanding of Indigenous worldviews, and how Indigenous worldviews must inform environmental decisions, specifically as Indigenous peoples are impacted by resource or industrial development.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/lewis-diana


Julang Li

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Professor | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Fertility and ovarian function, bioactive peptide production, antibiotic alternatives; physiology and mechanisms of ovarian follicular development.

Faculty profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/jli


Loong-Tak Lim

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Professor | Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Food packaging, electrospinning/electrospraying, encapsulation, biopolymer film/coating, coffee technology, injection moulding, and package prototyping.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/loong-tak-lim


Mark Lipton

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Professor | English and Theatre Studies | College of Arts

Research interests: Science communication, communication and media, art/sci collaborations, media education, health and wellness.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/sets/people/mark-lipton


Philip A. Loring

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Associate Professor | Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society | Geography, Environment and Geomatics | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Food systems and security, community ecology, natural resource conflict, human ecology, and well-being.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/loring-philip


Ray Lu

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Associate Professor | Graduate Studies Coordinator | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Unfolded Protein Response and human diseases: cellular proteins involved in animal stress responses, the role of the Unfolded Protein Response in animal development, cell differentiation, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer and viral infection; Molecular mechanisms of aging, using planarians as aging models; gene-knockout mice; virus-cell interaction.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-ray-lu


Brittany Luby

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Associate Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: Anishinaabe history, Crown-Indigenous relations, industrialization of the subarctic, food sovereignty, community wellbeing, oral research methodologies, land-based learning.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/history/people/brittany-luby


Lewis Lukens

Professor | Department of Plant Agriculture | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Agricultural genetics, agricultural genomics, crop quality and yield improvement, plant breeding, genetics of adaptation, genetic solutions to address agriculture’s environmental impact

Key words: Food safety, food security

Faculty profile: https://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/llukens


David Ma

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Professor | Human Health and Nutritional Sciences | College of Biological Science

Research interests: The influence of dietary fats on health and prevention of chronic disease throughout the lifecycle. In particular, bioactive fatty acids and their role in metabolism, breast cancer, brain health and childhood obesity prevention.  As Director of the Guelph Family Health Study, we are interested in determinants of health, community engaged research and knowledge translation.  As the Co-lead and PI of the SMART Training platform, we are focused on training the next generation in implementation science in healthy and smart cities.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/hhns/people/dr-david-wl-ma 

Guelph Family Health Study: guelphfamilyhealthstudy.com

SMART training platform: https://smart-training.ca/


Pavneesh Madan

Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Investigating the factors influencing early embryo arrest, mortality, and survival in embryos produced by reproductive biotechnologies; unravelling the roles of epigenetic and signal transduction pathways in the precise control of early embryo development; embryonic health, and enhancing overall reproductive success.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/pavneesh-madan 


Ferdinando Manna

Assistant Professor | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: As a hydrogeologist, my research focuses on the analysis and assessment of groundwater recharge, including the study of the hydrological processes occurring across the critical zone from the atmosphere to the water table (precipitation, infiltration,  evapotranspiration and flow through the unsaturated zone) in heterogeneous aquifers. My approach includes coupling field research -physical and chemical observations- and numerical modelling at different temporal and spatial scales.

Faculty profile: https://engineering.uoguelph.ca/people/ferdinando-manna-phd

Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute: https://g360group.org/our-team/principal-investigators/ferdinando-manna/


Ed McBean

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Professor | Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Water supply security, municipal infrastructure integrity, risk assessment and management, statistical analyses of environmental data, solid waste management and landfill design.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/engineering/content/faculty/ed-mcbean


Marta McCarthy

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Associate Professor | Fine Art and Music | College of Arts

Research interests: Choral music and social justice, Canadian choral mosaic, gesture as a unique representation of musical thought, choral rehearsing as “giving voice”, music and health.

Faculty Profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/sofam/people/marta-mccarthy


Stuart McCook

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Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: History of science, environmental history, Latin America, world history, international development, comparative history, coffee crop diseases, global history, and the history of tropical agriculture.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/history/people/stuart-mccook


Mary Ruth McDonald

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Professor | Plant Agriculture | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Biology and management of crops, plant nutrition, biological control of plant pathogens, disease forecasting and management, management of nematodes on vegetable crops, Fusarium, and management of onion maggot, carrot rust fly and carrot weevil.

Faculty profiles: plant.uoguelph.ca/mrmcdona


Thomas McIlwraith

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Associate Professor | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Indigenous peoples, western Canada, ethnography, land use, hunting, territoriality, food and resource harvesting practices, contemporary Indigenous land use in the context of mining and logging.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/thomas-tad-mcilwraith


C. Meghan McMurtry

Associate Professor | Psychology | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Child health (pediatric) psychology, pediatric acute and chronic pain, needle fear, procedural pain and fear, parent-child interactions and family influences on children’s pain.

Faculty profile: https://pphc.uoguelph.ca/


Jennifer McWhirter

Associate Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Health and risk communication, public health competencies, generative AI and public health, built environment and public health, climate change and health, landscape design/architecture and health, design thinking, public health systems.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/jennifer-mcwhirter/


Faisal Moola

Associate Professor | Geography, Environment and Geomatics | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Forest conservation and management, Ecology and ethnoecology of plants, Environmental policy Indigenous-led conservation.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/moola-faisal


Heather Murphy

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in One Health | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: 1. Microbial quality of water and public health: a. The impact of septic systems and agricultural activity on groundwater, b. Surface water quality and recreation, c. Burden of waterborne disease; 2. Water and sanitation challenges in resource-limited settings, 3. Interdisciplinary One Health approaches to reduce enteric disease transmission.

Faculty profile: www.whamlab.org


Susan Nance

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Professor | History | College of Arts

Research interests: Animal history, environmental history, live performance and communication, entertainment and information industries, history of the North American West.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/history/people/susan-nance


Erin Nelson

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Assistant Professor | Sociology & Anthropology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research Interests: Sustainable food systems, agroecology, community development, community-engaged scholarship, Latin America.

Faculty Profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/erin-nelson


Amy Newman

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Associate Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: The long-term effects of environmental stress on the development, behaviour, physiology and fitness of wildlife; how environmental change and landscape modification can impact stress responses in animals ranging from birds to butterflies to small mammals, and how these insights may apply to understanding stress and human health.

Faculty Profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/newman


Ryan Norris

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Associate Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Conservation, habitat loss, climate change, endangered and threatened species, protected areas, reintroduction, migration, movement, dispersal, birds, butterflies, and salamanders.

Website: norrislab.ca


Kieran O’Doherty

Professor | Psychology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Social and ethical aspects of science & technology (human microbiome; genetics/genomics; biobanks); health data governance; participatory health governance; public engagement; public deliberation; bioethics; critical health psychology.

Faculty profile: https://dsp.uoguelph.ca


Andrew Papadopoulos 

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Professor | Coordinator, Master of Public Health Program | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Environmental public health policy and practice, healthy public policy, public health interventions, built environment and impacts on human health, food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours, post-secondary student mental health, public health communication, post-secondary pedagogy, curriculum development, and program administration.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/andrew-papadopoulos/


Kate Parizeau

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Associate Professor | Geography, Environment and Geomatics | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Using waste management to understand social organization and human exchanges with the environment; informality, urban inequality, feminist geography and social difference; waste management systems and planning; environmental health; scholarship of teaching and learning.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/parizeau-kate


Beth Parker

Professor | NSERC Industrial Research Chair | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

As a contaminant hydrogeologist, I specialize in high-resolution field methods for groundwater system characterization. I use innovative characterization methods to improve monitoring system design, contaminant detection, and prediction of transport mechanisms in complex flow systems including fractured rock. Through long-standing collaborations with the City of Guelph and neighboring communities, novel datasets are used to enhance water supply management decisions.

UoG SOE: https://www.uoguelph.ca/engineering/people/beth-parker

Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute: https://g360group.org/our-team/principal-investigators/beth-parker/

University Consortium: https://theuniversityconsortium.org/pis/


Jane Parmley

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Associate Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research Interests: One Health, Ecohealth, surveillance, antimicrobial resistance, wildlife health, zoonoses.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/facult

y/Jane-Parmley


David Pearl

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Associate Professor | Graduate Coordinator | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Multi-level statistical modelling, analysis of spatial and molecular data, E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Campylobacter and antimicrobial-resistant organisms in humans, cattle, dogs, poultry, swine, and wildlife.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/David-Pearl


Andrew Peregrine

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Associate Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Epidemiology and impact of parasitic infections. Sustainable control of gastrointestinal parasites of sheep. Emerging zoonotic parasite infections of companion animals.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/andrew-s-peregrine/


Jim Petrik

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Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Female reproductive biology and ovarian cancer, developing therapeutics for the treatment of late-stage ovarian cancer, focusing on anti-angiogenic therapies for inhibiting new growth of blood vessels supplying the tumours. 

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/james-petrik/


Michèle Preyde

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Professor | Family Relations and Applied Nutrition | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Practitioner-researcher collaboration, biopsychosocial health and mental health, children and youth accessing intensive mental health services, and the psychosocial impacts of illness on vulnerable populations.

Faculty profile: family.uoguelph.ca/people/michèle-preyde


Ryan Prosser

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Associate Professor | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Environmental toxicology, the fate of chemicals in the environment, toxicological risk assessment, and freshwater and marine mollusk biology.

Faculty Profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/ryan-prosser

Website: wisdomofthemoose.com


David Renaud

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Assistant Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Risk factors associated with mortality at veal operations, developing strategies to reduce antimicrobial use in the veal sector, evaluating the utility of navel disinfection in dairy calves, and identifying new technologies to improve calf health and welfare.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/David-Renaud


Davar Rezania

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Associate Professor | Department Chair | Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Project management, accountability, team leadership, sustainable economics, sustainable agriculture, biomimicry.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/davar-rezania


Eduardo de Souza Ribeiro

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Associate Professor | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Interplay between animal health, nutrition, and reproduction and their impact on livestock production efficiency and sustainability.

Faculty profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/eribeiro


Nicole Ricker

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Assistant Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Application of big data analysis techniques to disease informatics, microbial sequencing data in precision agriculture applications, genomics and metagenomics, antimicrobial resistance, the role of the microbiome in disease progression/immune development, One Health approaches to AMR and antibiotic alternatives.  

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/nicole-ricker/


Darren Robinson

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Professor | Weed Management Specialist | Plant Agriculture | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Weed management in vegetable crops, the effects of cultural practises and soil fertility on crop-weed competition and the effect of herbicide residues on the production of vegetables. 

Faculty profile: plant.uoguelph.ca/drobinso


Silvia Sarapura

Assistant Professor | Environmental Design and Rural Development | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Gender planning in agri-food systems, gender transformative change, farmer-led research, indigenous food systems, integrated seed systems, international research for development, gender and intersectionality in agri-food systems.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/sedrd/people/silvia-sarapura


Praveen Saxena

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Professor | Director, Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation | Plant Agriculture | Ontario Agricultural College

Research institute:  Regulatory signals that modulate plant development and stress mitigation; development of in vitro technologies for propagation and conservation of plant genetic resources including endangered, medicinal, ornamental, and food crops for horticultural industries.

Faculty profile: plant.uoguelph.ca/psaxena


Flavio Schenkel

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Professor | CGIL Director | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Genetics and genomics in livestock breeding; using genomic information to enhance genetic evaluation and genomic selection.

Faculty profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/schenkel


Marcel Schlaf

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Professor | Chemistry | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Chemical synthesis, catalysis, biomass conversion, sustainable chemistry & metallurgy, synergistic co-processing & recycling.

Profile: schlaflab.uoguelph.ca/


Rebecca Shapiro

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Assistant Professor | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Genomic technologies (CRISPR-Cas9, high-throughput functional genomic analysis), fungal pathogenesis (microbial fungal pathogens and the mechanisms by which they cause disease), antifungal drug resistance.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-rebecca-shapiro


Shayan Sharif

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Professor | Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Immunology of avian influenza virus infection, vaccine development against low pathogenicity and highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, innovation in chicken gut microbiota manipulation for control of enteric zoonotic pathogens

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/shayan-sharif/


Paul Sibley

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Professor | Director, School of Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Aquatic and sediment toxicology, ecological risk assessment, benthic invertebrate and zooplankton community ecology, aquatic-terrestrial interactions, disturbance ecology.

Faculty profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/paul-sibley


Jennifer Silver

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Professor | Geography, Environment and Geomatics | College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Fisheries, aquaculture, and coastal communities; international ocean governance; indigenous fishing rights; media and technology in environmental governance.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/silver-jennifer


Joshua August (Gus) Skorburg

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Assistant Professor | CARE-AI affiliate | Philosophy | College of Arts

Research interests: Bioethics, AI ethics, neuroethics, business ethics; virtue theory, philosophy of cognitive science, experimental philosophy; mHealth, digital phenotyping, computational psychiatry, computational social science.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/arts/people/joshua-august-gus-skorburg


Dave Snow

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Associate Professor | Political Science | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Health policy; naturopathic medicine; federalism; the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/dave-snow


Simon Somogyi

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Professor | Arrell Chair in the Business of Food | Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests: Agri-food value chain analysis & management, food consumer behaviour.

Faculty profile: www.uoguelph.ca/lang/people/simon-somogyi


Leanne Son Hing

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Professor | Psychology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Social justice issues, understanding explicit and implicit prejudice, inequalities in the workplace; the inequalities that exist between individuals and groups in terms of status, power, and outcomes (e.g., income) in the workplace; understanding prejudice and social justice issues.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/psychology/users/leanne-son-hing


Kelsey Spence

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Assistant Professor | Population Medicine | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Emerging diseases, biosecurity, outbreak preparedness, risk perceptions and health behaviours, risk mitigation strategies, and knowledge translation.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/faculty/Kelsey-Spence


John Srbely

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Associate Professor | Human Health and Nutritional Sciences | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Clinical biomechanics and neurophysiology; chronic pain and joint function associated with aging and osteoarthritis, myofascial pain and fibromyalgia; the pathophysiologic mechanisms of myofascial trigger points; treatment of pain and joint/muscle dysfunction in chronic musculoskeletal disease.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/hhns/people/dr-john-srbely


Deb Stacey

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Associate Professor | Informatics Theme Lead, GBADs | Computer Science | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Development, use and analysis of knowledge engineering and machine intelligence techniques (particularly ontologies), data-driven ontology evaluation and ontology development for simulation parameters.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/computing/people/deborah-stacey


Anna Stanley

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Associate Professor | Geography, Environment, and Geomatics | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Indigenous environmental justice, environmental policy, resource governance and settler colonialism, mineral and uranium mining, taxation, and governance, Indigenous sovereignty, and political economies of settler colonialism, politics of risk, toxic exposure, environmental harm.

Faculty profile: geg.uoguelph.ca/faculty/stanley-anna


Travis Steffens

Assistant Professor | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: I leverage conservation biogeography, spatial ecology, and One Health approaches to understand how lemurs interact with and respond to human-caused disturbance. I am also interested in how humans are impacted by applied conservation measures targeting lemurs and their habitats. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the risk factors associated with zoonotic/anthroponotic transmission among humans and their domestic animals, wildlife, and their shared environment.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/travis-steffens


Dirk Steinke

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Adjunct Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Biodiversity research, conservation genetics, community ecology, farmland diversity, plant-pollinator interactions, multi-species population genetics, joint species distribution modelling.

Faculty profile: ecologicalgenomics.ca


Deborah Stienstra

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Professor | Director, Live Work Well Research Centre | Jarislowsky Chair, Families and Work | Political Science | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests:  The intersections of disabilities, gender, childhood, and Indigenousness; disability rights, disability policy, women and gender and politics, gender, and work.

Faculty profile: polisci.uoguelph.ca/people/deborah-stienstra

Live Work Well Research Centre: liveworkwell.ca/


Hannah Tait Neufeld

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Adjunct Professor | Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: Indigenous health, food environments, community-based participatory research, Indigenous food systems, maternal and child health, global health, infant and young child feeding, nutrition policy, and chronic disease prevention.

Faculty profile: family.uoguelph.ca/people/hannah-tait-neufeld


Graham Taylor

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Professor | Research Director, Vector Institute | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: My research spans a number of topics in deep learning. I am interested in open problems such as how to effectively learn with less labelled data, and how to build human-centred AI systems. I am interested in methodologies such as generative modelling, graph representation learning and sequential decision making. I also pursue applied projects that leverage computer vision to mitigate biodiversity loss.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/engineering/content/faculty/graham-w-taylor


Eranga Ukwatta

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Associate Professor | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Machine learning for medical imaging, deep learning, medical image analysis, image segmentation and registration, myocardial tissue characterization, analysis of digital histopathology images, and computational modelling of the heart.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/engineering/people/eranga-ukwatta-phd-peng


Siavash Vahidi

Assistant Professor | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Structural biology and biochemistry, role of protein degradation in antimicrobial resistance and cancer, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-siavash-vahidi


Glen Van Der Kraak

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Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Multifactorial regulation of ovarian function in teleosts, evaluation of reproductive fitness in fish, endocrine disruption in fish and amphibians. 

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/vanderkraak


Laura Van Eerd

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Professor | Research Program Director, Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance | Co-Executive Director, Soils at Guelph | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Sustainable soil management, agriculture, cover crops, nitrogen biogeochemical cycling, soil health.

Faculty profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/laura-l-van-eerd


Lauren Van Patter

Assistant Professor | Kim & Stu Lang Professor in Community & Shelter Medicine | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: animal studies, ‘living well’ in multispecies communities, multispecies justice, multispecies health equity, veterinary humanities & social sciences, human-animal bond, companion animals, environmental humanities.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/clinical-studies/faculty/lauren-van-patter


Terry Van Raay

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Associate Professor | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: signalling processes involved in disease and development, the Wnt signalling pathway, negative feedback regulators of Wnt signalling; Nkd1 and Axin2.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-terry-van-raay


Jeji Varghese

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Associate Professor | Sociology and Anthropology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: As a critical community engaged scholar and environmental sociologist, her research interests include Indigenous and Western Science knowledge systems engagement in land/water governance/stewardship/conservation, just climate transitions, socio-ecological sustainability, and a scholarship of teaching and learning focused on community engaged learning and land based pedagogies.

Faculty profile: socioanthro.uoguelph.ca/people/jeji-varghese


Matthew Vickaryous

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Associate Professor | Biomedical Sciences | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Using geckos and other organisms to study mechanisms of wound healing, regeneration, and development, scar-free cutaneous wound healing, neurogenesis, spinal cord regeneration, and cardiac repair.  

Faculty profiles: ovc.uoguelph.ca/biomedical-sciences/people/faculty/Matthew-K-Vickaryous


Scott Walsh

Adjunct Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Oncolytic viruses and viral vectored vaccines.  T cell biology, autoimmunity, and cancer immunotherapy.

Faculty profile:  https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/scott-walsh


Keith Warriner

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Professor | Food Science | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: The significance of the dormant state in pathogens and how this contributes to temporal antibiotic resistance along with survival in the environment. Other research focuses on developing interventions to inactivate pathogens associated with fresh produce and meat. I am also on the Egg Farmers of Ontario SE Advisory board, current Editor-in-Chief of Food Microbiology journal and part of the Joint Expert Microbiology Risk Assessment of Codex Alimentarious.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/keith-warriner


Quinn Webber

Assistant Professor | Integrative Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Behavioural and spatial ecology: social behaviour, habitat selection and parasitism in individual wild animals within a One Health framework. Implementing classic ecological theory (optimal foraging theory) with contemporary methods (social network analysis and habitat selection analyses) to test multiple competing hypotheses.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/ib/node/1828

Quinn’s Website: qwebber.weebly.com


Scott Weese

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Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Bacterial infections in animals and humans, methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections, Clostridium difficile, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infectious diseases, infection control.

Faculty profile: ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/Scott-Weese


Melanie Wills

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Director, G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Lyme disease, tick-borne infections, bacterial pathogenesis, complex and chronic illness, host defences.

Faculty profile: gmagnottaresearch.com/the-team


Boyer Winters

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Professor | Psychology | College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Research interests: The neurobiology of cognition, memory acquisition, consolidation, reconsolidation, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/psychology/users/boyer-winters


Geoffrey Wood

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Associate Professor | Co-Director, Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests:  Pathology of neoplasia, multi-species comparative cancer genetics, biomarkers of cancer in dogs, mouse models of human cancer, cancer resistance in large, long-lived animals.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/geoffrey-wood/


Paul Woods

Professor | Clinical Studies | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Oncology and infectious disease.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/clinical-studies/faculty/j-paul-woods/


Sarah Wootton

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Associate Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Gene therapy, vectored immunoprophylaxis (VIP), oncolytic virotherapy, viral vectored vaccines, viral pathogenesis.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/sarah-wootton/


Sam Workenhe

Assistant Professor | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Cancer and immunotherapy; viruses of veterinary importance; vaccines.

Faculty profile: https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/people/faculty/samuel-workenhe/


Sunghwan Yi

Professor | Marketing and Consumer Studies | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Research interests:

  • Automatic determinants of addictive, impulsive and compulsive consumer behaviour (e.g., excessive buying, gambling).
  • Factors contributing to successful self-control versus self-control failure in excessive consumption.
  • Affective motives of engaging in excessive consumption behaviour: Coping with aversive self-related emotions. 
  • The use of choice architecture (nudging) and other micro-environmental changes to induce the choice of fruits, vegetables and legume-rich food in institutional food contexts.
  • Optimization of mixed dish offerings with partially substituting resource-intensive animal protein with plant-based ingredients (esp. legume): synergy among healthiness, environmental sustainability and sensory pleasure.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/lang/people/sunghwan-yi


Wei Zhang

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Associate Professor | CIFAR Global Scholar | Molecular and Cellular Biology | College of Biological Science

Research interests: Synthesizing probes modulating protein-protein interactions, engineering post-translational modifications to probe and rewire DNA damage signalling for cancer therapeutics, and improvement of CRISPR-based gene editing through directed evolution.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-wei-zhang


Richard G. Zytner

Professor | Engineering | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research interests: Soil remediation technology with emphasis on SVE and bioventing, contaminant transport parameters, treatment of vegetable and fruit wash water and residues.

Faculty profile: uoguelph.ca/engineering/content/faculty/richard-g-zytner



Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellows



Dasiel Obregon

Postdoctoral Fellow | Environmental Sciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: Environmental microbiology, microbial ecology; metabarcoding, metagenomics and microbiome analysis; epidemiology, veterinary microbiology and parasitology, ecoepidemiology of vector-borne pathogens, host-microbiome-pathogen interactions.

Profile: ses.uoguelph.ca/people/dasiel-obregon-alvarez


Sugandha Raj

Postdoctoral Fellow | Pathobiology | Ontario Veterinary College

Research interests: Zoonotic avian diseases in the contexts of transmission, immune mechanisms, disease modelling and surveillance.


Christina Rochus

Postdoctoral Fellow | Animal Biosciences | Ontario Agricultural College

Research interests: I am a postdoctoral researcher working in Christine Baes’ group on the Resilient Dairy Genome Project.  My research interests include working with genomic data to study genetic diversity and adaptation in domestic and wild animals. 

Profile: animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/abscpeople/crochus


Last updated: 10/10/2023

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