The team

Nicolas Feau

Research Associate

Nicolas is a forest pathologist, mycologist and a bioinformatician. He has conducted studies in several pathosystems, from poplar rusts to oak powdery mildew to poplar canker. He works on developing bioinformatic tools and resources to compare and analyse genomes of tree pathogens.

email: feaunico@mail.ubc.ca         twitter: @nfeau

Braham Dhillon

Research Associate

Braham is a plant pathologist who conducted his Ph. D. work on Mycosphaerella graminicola, an important disease of wheat. He is an expert in genomics and bioinformatics. His role in the lab is to conduct genome analyses and comparisons.

email: dhillonb@mail.ubc.ca     twitter: @bddhillon

Monique Sakalidis

Post-doctoral Fellow

Monique is a mycologist working in phylogeny, taxonomy and population genetics and genomics. She is conducting population genetics and genomics analyses of the poplar canker pathogen, Mycosphaerella populorum.

email: monique@sakalidis.com

Dario Ojeda Alayon

Post-doctoral Fellow

Dario is an evolutionary biologist and a population geneticist. He has experience studying the evolution of flowering in tropical plants. Since he joined the Hamelin lab he has worked on the Tria project, conducting population genetics analyses of the Mountain Pine Beetle symbionts.

email: dario.alayon@gmail.com

Jonathan La Mantia

Post-doctoral Fellow

Jonathan works on association genetics and genomics of disease resistance in tree pathogens. He is focusing on diseases of poplars, Septoria canker of poplar and poplar leaf rust and searching for single nucleotide polymorphisms associated to resistance in natural populations. He is part of the Genome Canada-funded Popcan project.

email: jlamantia262@gmail.com

Angela Dale

Ph. D. candidate

Angie is working on her PhD on the genomics of tree infecting Phytophthoras. She is conducting metagenomics of oomycetes in natural forest, urban forests and and forests at the natural/urban interface to determine the impact of human impact on ommycete populations. She is also studying the evolution of Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of Sudden Oak Death, by re-sequencing the genomes of multiple isolates from the different lineages of the pathogen in a worldwide collection.

email: angela.lynn.dale@gmail.com

Ting Pu

M. Sc. student

Ting works on her M. Sc. degree on the population genetics and genomics of white pine blister rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Cronartium ribicola. She has collected rust samples from various landscapes in North America and is looking for single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with landscape features and potential adaptations.

email: tingpu89@gmail.com

Hesther Yueh

Project Manager

Hesther is the TAIGA project manager and is involved in all activities of the project, from reporting to scientific activities.

email: hesthery@mail.ubc.ca

 

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