I run a research lab and teach courses in animal form and function, animals in extreme environments, and science communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. My research group at Carleton studies how temperature stress affects animal physiology. In particular, we focus on how low temperature causes injury and death in insects and how insects can physiologically respond to cold stress and become more tolerant.
I completed my PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 2013). My first postdoctoral fellowship was with Johannes Overgaard at Aarhus University in Denmark (2013-2015), which was followed by a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at York University (2015-2017).