Lab members

Current and recent students

Sepideh Azari

MSc. Biology

(2022- )

Jannik Kuhn

(Undergraduate intern, Germany)

March-August 2022

Delaney Hazlewood

Undergraduate assistant (2021)

Maggie Buttler

Honours student




Kelsey Vinnicombe

Honours student



Cole Deal

MSc. Biology


Rafael Sabioni

Post-doctoral fellow


May 2019-May 2020

Robyn Butt

MSc. Biology

(2017- 2019)



Sydney London

MSc. Biology

(2016- 2018)

Noelle Nadermann

(Undergraduate intern, Germany)

(Sept-Feb 2018)

Robin Seward

(Undergraduate assistant)

(Jan-May 2018)



Guillermo Corona

Visiting Ph.D student (Mexico, ELAP fellow)



Stephanie Mandic

(Undergraduate intern, Germany)

(March-August 2017)


Lab lunch

April 2017


Zahndra Butt and Erin O'Brien

(summer research, 2016)

Paul Pitts
MSc. Biology




Sarah Tuziak

MSc, Marine Biology (2008-2010)

PhD, Biology (2011-2015)


James Hayes

MSc. Biology

(2011- 2014)




Carla Penney

Honors (Biology)



Nicole Babichuk

MSc. Biology

(2010- 2012)


Kylie Goodyear

Honors (Biology)



Leah Hoskins

MSc. Biology


Alicia Wall

Honors (Biochemistry), 2010-2011

 Colleen Buckley and Meagan Abbott,

Honors (Biology)
(2009 - 2010)

 Jess Wyatt, Honors (Biology)
(2008- 2009)

Meiyu Xu

Ph.D Biology


Erin MacDonald

MSc. Biology

 Feeding goldfish
 Nicky, are fish contagious???

Exquisite dissection...

(L to R: H. Volkoff, N. Babichuk, S. Tuziak, L. Hoskins)

(photo: Shena Quinton)



Helene Volkoff

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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