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Catherine Cullingham

Assistant professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University

Catherine Cullingham is an Assistant Professor in Plant Population Genetics in the Department of Biology at Carleton University. Her research uses genetic and genomic approaches to applied problems in forestry and wildlife management. The focus of her current work is understanding the future spread risk of mountain pine beetle, a bark beetle that infests a number of pine species in North America. While, her current focus is in forestry, she is also interested in chronic wasting disease spread in deer species and conservation genetics of prairie mammals.


  • 2012–2015
    Research associate, University of Alberta
  • 2008–2012
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Alberta


  • 2007 
    Trent University, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of Guelph, BSc. Hons

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Systems Biology and Molecular Biology of Chronic Wasting Disase
    co-principle investigator
    Funding Source:
    Genome Canada