Instructor Spotlight – George Haughn

Hi, I am a Professor of Genetics (soon to be emeritus) in the Department of Botany.  I have a B.Sc. in Biology with honours in Genetics from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University. My postdoctoral research was completed at the U.S. Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University. …

Instructor Spotlight – Leticia Avilés

Hi! I am a faculty member at the Department of Zoology and the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC. I have a PhD from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow and young Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona before arriving to UBC in 2002. I have an active research lab, with undergrad and grad …

Instructor Spotlight – Rachel Wilson

I have a BSc in Biology from Queen’s University (2014) and a MSc in Botany from UBC (2017). My research focused on elevational ranges of plants, with particular interest in how ranges are shifting in response to climate change. Currently, I am a lecturer in Zoology and Botany at UBC. I have primarily been involved …

Instructor Spotlight – Chin Sun

Chin Sun is a lecturer at the Department of Zoology. Chin received his M.Sc. in Ecology and Behavioral Biology from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Botany and Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also worked as a teaching post-doc for a couple of years before coming to Canada. Aside from …

Instructor Spotlight – Michelle Tseng

I am an assistant professor of insect and aquatic ecology at UBC.  I have a BSc and MSc from University of Toronto and a PhD from Indiana University. I mostly teach general ecology and insect ecology. In 2019, I also co-taught Arctic ecology with Dr. Sean Michaletz and that was super fun. In general, my …

Instructor Spotlight – Maryam Moussavi

Maryam Moussavi is a Lecturer in the Departments of Botany and Zoology. She has a BSc degree in Biology (Cell/Genetics), MSc and a PhD degree in Medicine (Experimental Medicine) from UBC. During her PhD Maryam explored therapeutic potential of oncolytic viruses in treatment of prostate cancer. Maryam has taught a variety of courses at UBC, …

Instructor Spotlight – Pam Kalas

Pam Kalas is a Senior Instructor in the Departments of Botany and Zoology. She earned her Licence en Biologie and her Diplôme de Biologie at the Université de Genève before coming to UBC to complete a PhD in Genetics. She also earned a BA in Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley. Pam …

Instructor Spotlight – Vivienne Lam

Vivienne is a Lecturer in the Departments of Botany and Zoology. She has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from UBC, a B.Ed. (Secondary School) from UBC, and a Ph.D in Botany from UBC, where she studied the phylogeny and comparative genomics of mycoheterotrophic plants. Vivienne has taught a variety of courses at UBC, including BIOL 121 …

Instructor Spotlight – Abel Rosado

Got a good caption for this photo? Please share in the “comments” section below! Abel Rosado is an Assistant Professor in Cell Biology in the Botany Department and holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Plant Cellular Dynamics. He has a BSc. in Chemistry, an MSc in Cancer Biochemistry and a PhD in Plant …

Instructor Spotlight – Kathryn Zeiler

Kathryn Zeiler is a senior instructor at the University of British Columbia.  She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine studying nitrogen metabolism in the green alga, Chlorella vulgaris, and an undergraduate degree in Botany – also from USF. Kathryn has been teaching at …

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