Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

Welcome Dr. Soumya Ghosh (Postdoctoral Fellow) for our 2015-2017 USFWS-funded research project on “Finding effective biological control options against Pd”.  The goal of this research is to identify new methods of inhibiting the growth of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), the fungus that causes White Nose Syndrome (WNS).


Dr. Ghosh brought with him an extensive experience in working with yeasts, filamentous fungi and bioactive compound screening with a great working knowledge of PCR, sequencing, metagenomics and bioinformatics.  He had worked in India, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands.

2016 Undergraduate Research Students:

Rory McKerchar (UREAP and Honours, Dr. Lloyd Nixon Memorial Pre-Med Award), Robyn McArthur (Honours), Luca Williamson (Directed Study), and Keegan Koning (Directed Study)

2016 Summer Research Students (Volunteers)

Tanna Lauriente, Breanne McAmmond, Gabrielle Kam, and Pet-chompoo Sa-ngarmangkang (UBC)

Lab members summer 2016

Lab members summer 2016 (from left: Soumya, Tanna, Gabrielle, Robyn, Rory, Ann, Pinky, and Chantal)

2015 Undergraduate Research Students:

Chris James (Summer research volunteer;UBC), Alfredo Ponco (Mitacs, Mexico), Cole Hooper (Summer research volunteer), Sarah Gomes (Directed Study), Mitchell Johnson (Directed Study), Chantal Holm (Directed Study), Elise Paine (Directed Study), Cindy Lam (Directed Study), Ting Yun Shuie (Directed Study), and Emma Persad (UREAP and Honours).