Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Ottawa

I use little things (microbes) to study big questions (like how biodiversity evolves and impacts human health). I believe that scientists can be effective catalysts for change by engaging directly with decision-makers and the non-science public. I am a Professor and Cystic Fibrosis Canada Researcher at the University of Ottawa and am active at the science-society interface in organizations such as the International Network of Government Science Advisors (www.ingsa.org), the Leopold Leadership Program (leopoldleadership.stanford.edu), the Global Young Academy (www.globalyoungacademy.net), and the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (www.pagse.org). For more info see my website at kassenlab.weebly.com.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Ottawa

Education

  • 2001 
    McGill University, PhD