Students and Staff

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Julie Nati


Marie Curie Fellow (2021), UMR Marbec, CNRS, Ifremer, Montpellier, France

Research Fellow (2018), University of Glasgow, UK

Ph.D. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (2016), University of Glasgow, UK

M.Sc. Marine Environmental Protection (2010), Bangor University, Wales, UK

M.Sc. General Oceanography, specialisation in Marine Biology and Ecology (2009), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

B.Sc. Earth Sciences, specialisation in Marine Biology and Ecology (2008), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France 



Ph.D. Students

Robine Leeuwis

M.Sc. Biology (2014), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

B.Sc. Biology (2012), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands


Research: Cardiovascular  Physiology, Immunology and  Nutrition of the Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)

Eric Ignatz

M.Sc. Aquaculture (2019), Memorial University

Ontario College Graduate Certificate - Aquaculture (2016), Fleming College

B.Sc.H. Animal Biology (2015), University of Guelph


Research: Effects of Environmental and Nutritional Manipulations on Atlantic Salmon Physiology and Transcriptomics

M.Sc. Students

Émile Vadboncoeur

B.Sc. Biology (2017), Université du Québec à Rimouski


Research: Effects of Cold Temperatures on Atlantic Salmon Physiology

Emma Porter

B.Sc. Marine Biology (2019), Dalhousie University


Research: Effects of Temperature Extremes on the Cardiorespiratory Physiology of Salmon

Rachel Eisenberg

B.Sc. Zoology (2019), University of British Columbia (Okanagan)


Research: Influence of Development temperature on the Physiology of Lumpfish

Rebeccah Sandrelli

B.Sc. Biology (Marine Biology) (2017), Memorial University


Research:Biologgers as a Tool to Investigate the Thermal Biology of Fishes

Research Staff
Kathy Clow

B.Sc. Biology (1990), Dalhousie University


Senior Research Assistant, Ocean Frontier Institute

Rebeccah Sandrelli

B.Sc. Biology (Marine Biology) (2017), Memorial University


Research Assistant, MICCSA

Tasha Harrold

B.Sc. Agriculture, Environmental Biology, (2001), Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Agricultural College


Project Manager for MICCSA and Module J of the Ocean Frontier Institute

Recent Lab Members

Fabio Zanuzzo

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015), São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Ph.D. Aquatic Biology (2014), São Paulo State University (UNESP)

M.Sc. Aquaculture (2010), São Paulo State University (UNESP)

B.Sc. Biology, University (2008), São Paulo State University (UNESP)


Senior Research Scientist,

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies, Canada 

Anne Beemelmanns

Post-Doc 2017 - 2020

Ph.D. Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes (2016), Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel

M.Sc. Aquatic Ecophysiology (2011), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

B.Sc. Biology (2009), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf




Presently a Post-Doc with the Genome Canada funded FISH-GEN

Lucie Gerber

Post-Doc 2018-2020

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2017), University of Aarhus, Denmark

Ph.D. Fish Physiology (2016), University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

M.Sc. Biology (2013), University of Montpellier, France

B.Sc. Biology (2011), University of Antilles, Guadeloupe



Presently a Post-Doc with Goran Nilsson, Oslo Norway

Zoe Zrini

M.Sc. 2020

B.Sc. Zoology (2017), University of Guelph


Presently working with the Fish Culture Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Ellen Peroni

Research Assistant 2017-2020

MBA in Agribusiness (2020), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

M.Sc. Veterinary Medicine (2013), São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

B.Sc. Veterinary Medicine (2009), Franca University, Brazil


Ashley Loveless


Aquaculture Technician, MICCSA 2019-2021

B.Sc. Biology (2020), Memorial University