The Faculty of Science would like to welcome our new full time hires! Although some of their faces are familiar, they bring with them many years of expertise!
Department of Biology
Jennifer has been a long term Sessional and LTA in the Department of Biology and brings with her years of expertise.
Her research background is in wildlife ecology and includes studies of habitat selection, migration and movement patterns, population dynamics and distributions, and species interactions, using large ecological datasets and telemetry data.
Jennifer will be teaching various sections of BIO 111 Introductory Biology I labs this fall
Dr. Yvonne Dzal
Yvonne is an ecologist with interests in conservation and sustainability. Most of her research is in the field. She also has expertise in bats and white-nose fungal disease.
Dr. Mitra Tabatabaee
Mitra joins the Department of Biology as Assistant Professor.
Her research focuses on Environmental Microbiology and Neurobiology which explores the interconnection between the microscopic world of microbes and the complexity of neural networks within the brain.
Dr. Marina Tourlakis
Marina joins the Department of Biology as Assistant Professor.
Her research focuses on how ribosome malfunction causes disease, especially inherited paediatric syndromes called ribosomopathies, and cancer. She also conducts research on teaching & learning molecular genetics and genomics
Dr. Natallia Varankovich
Natallia’s research background is in microbiology, specifically on studying the effects of probiotic bacteria on gastrointestinal system. Her research interests are currently focused on isolation and characterization of bacteriophages.
Natallia will be teaching various sections of BIO 111 Introductory Biology I labs this fall
Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Almaz Butaev
Almaz joins the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as Assistant Professor. He graduated with his PhD in Mathematics from Concordia University in Montreal.
His teaching philosophy: To be a good mathematician, it is enough to know one way to solve a problem. To be a good educator, one needs to know all ways to do it, and be able to select a method that would suit the student’s knowledge and background best.
Almaz will be teaching various sections of MATH 111 Calculus I this fall.
Dr. Serhii Myroshnychenko
Serhii joins the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as Assistant Professor. He graduated with his PhD in Pure Math from Kent State University, USA in 2017.
His research interests lie mainly in Convex and Discrete Geometry, Geometric Functional Analysis with related topics of Probability Theory, Harmonic Analysis, and Information Theory.
Serhii will be teaching MATH 345 Modern Geometries this fall.