Genetic analyses of populations, including DNA sequencing and genotyping.
We develop new protocols for the genetic analysis of a wide range of species, conduct the laboratory work (typically DNA sequencing and high-resolution genotyping), and perform the subsequent analytical/statistical analyses and interpretation. Our focus is on using these techniques to aid the conservation of endangered species. However, the procedures are the same for a wide range of applications (forensics/management/maintaining captive populations/) and we are also involved in a number of other projects that are not related to conservation. Our lab is in a “middle ground” where we are small enough for efficient protocol development for new projects, but large enough to also conduct high-throughput analyses.
Protocol development, DNA extraction and quantification, PCR (polymerase chain reaction), DNA sequencing, high-resolution genotyping (microsatellites/SNPS etc.), statistical analyses (individual identity/ parentage/ relatedness/ population structure/ species identification etc.), data interpretation
- Agriculture, animal science and food
- Environmental technologies and related services
- Fisheries and aquaculture
- Forestry and forest-based industries
- Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
- Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
Specialized labs and equipment
|ABI 3500xL Genetic Analyzer
|Capillary electrophoresis for high-throughput DNA sequencing and genotyping.
Private and public sector research partners
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- New England Aquarium
- Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM)
|Bat populations dwindling in Eastern Canada
Whale of a mating ground