Research Mentors

Interprovincial Undergraduate Student Summer Research Program
Listing of WCVM research mentors

Picture of Gregg Adams

Gregg Adams Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Reproductive biology


Picture of  Tiago Afonso

Tiago Afonso Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Equine cardiology


Picture of Gurpreet Aulakh

Gurpreet Aulakh Fedoruk Chair in Imaging Science | Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Imaging science


Picture of Shannon Beazley

Shannon Beazley Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Picture of John Campbell

John Campbell Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Epidemiology of infectious disease, and beef cattle health and management


Picture of Claire Card

Claire Card Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Equine reproduction and food animal reproduction


Picture of Anthony (Tony) Carr

Anthony (Tony) Carr Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Electrocardiography, blood pressure and platelet function


Picture of Al Chicoine

Al Chicoine Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics


Picture of  Kristen Conn

Kristen Conn Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Virology, virus-cell interactions, and molecular virology


Picture of Kevin Cosford

Kevin Cosford Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Small animal internal medicine


Picture of Dinesh Dadarwal

Dinesh Dadarwal Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Food animal theriogenology


Picture of Susan Detmer

Susan Detmer Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Research Area(s): Infectious diseases of swine


Picture of Ryan Dickinson

Ryan Dickinson Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology


Picture of John Ellis

John Ellis Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Vaccine safety and efficacy


Picture of Tasha Epp

Tasha Epp Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Epidemiology of zoonotic diseases


Picture of Maud Ferrari

Maud Ferrari Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): How biotic and abiotic factors (both natural or from anthropogenic origins) affect predator-prey interactions


Picture of Susantha Gomis

Susantha Gomis Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Research Area(s): Diseases in poultry and mammalian species


Picture of John Harding

John Harding Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Emerging and re-emerging diseases of pigs


Picture of Janet Hill

Janet Hill Department Head and Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Molecular microbiology, microbial ecology, infectious disease


Picture of Ali Honaramooz

Ali Honaramooz Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Reproductive biology and technology


Picture of  David Janz

David Janz Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Interactions between physiological control and environmental alteration of developmental and reproductive processes in vertebrates


Picture of  Murray Jelinski

Murray Jelinski Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Mycoplasma bovis, Toe Tip Necrosis Syndrome, feedlot lameness, demographics of the veterinary profession


Picture of  Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Parasitology, zoonotic diseases


Picture of  Adelaine Leung

Adelaine Leung Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Neurobiology, human genetics, molecular biology


Picture of  Candace Lowe

Candace Lowe Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary Dentistry


Picture of  Karen Machin

Karen Machin Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Stress physiology and endocrinology in waterfowl and pain and analgesia in non-mammalian species


Picture of  Daniel MacPhee

Daniel MacPhee Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Placental development, regulation of uterine function during pregnancy, cell-extracellular environment signalling, stress protein signalling


Picture of  Monique Mayer

Monique Mayer Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary radiation oncology, medical physics, oncologic imaging


Picture of  Vikram Misra

Vikram Misra Acting Department Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences | Acting Graduate Chair and Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Virology and molecular biology


Picture of  Julia Montgomery

Julia Montgomery Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Equine internal medicine and equine rehabilitation


Picture of Gillian Muir

Gillian Muir Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Functional recovery after nervous system injury or disease.


Picture of Dylan Olver

Dylan Olver Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Integrative and interventional physiology, vascular adaptations to environmental stressors (i.e., metabolic derangement, hormonal status, physical inactivity, structured exercise training etc.)


Picture of  Stephanie Osinchuk

Stephanie Osinchuk Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Picture of  Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Shockwave therapy, equine metabolic syndrome, equine obesity


Picture of  Tony Ruzzini

Tony Ruzzini Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Microbe-host interactions: molecules in symbiosis and pathogenesis, Plasmid-encoded biosynthetic gene clusters, bacterially produced small molecules


Picture of  Lynne Sandmeyer

Lynne Sandmeyer Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences | Small Animal Clinical Head, VMC

Research Area(s): Veterinary ophthalmology


Picture of  Yolande Seddon

Yolande Seddon Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Swine behaviour and welfare


Picture of Elemir Simko

Elemir Simko Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Research Area(s): Honey bee health and sustainability of agriculture


Picture of  Jaswant Singh

Jaswant Singh Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Use of the bovine model of maternal reproductive aging for the study of ovarian function in humans


Picture of Catherine  Soos

Catherine Soos Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology

Research Area(s): Wildlife diseases


Picture of  Sally Sukut

Sally Sukut Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Medical education and cross sectional imaging (CT and MRI)


Picture of Behzad Toosi

Behzad Toosi Allard Research Chair in Oncology | Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Oncology


Picture of Maarten J. Voordouw

Maarten J. Voordouw Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s): Host-parasite interactions, ecology of vector-borne diseases


Picture of  Cheryl Waldner

Cheryl Waldner Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences | NSERC/BCRC Industrial Research Chair in One Health and Production-Limiting Diseases

Research Area(s): Health and productivity of cow-calf herds in Western Canada and environmental epidemiology


Picture of  Lynn Weber

Lynn Weber Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Effect of environmental influences, primarily toxicants and nutritional factors, on the cardiovascular system


Picture of Michael Wu

Michael Wu Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s): Environmental Toxicology, Molecular Genetics, Stress Biology, Aging