Our scientific experts have the skills to conduct collection-based research in

  • zoology (animals)
  • palaeobiology (fossils)
  • mineralogy (minerals)
  • botany (plants).

Science Associates
The museum also supports the research activities of many independent scientists who have intensive working relationships with our staff and collections.

Find an Expert

Animals

Noel Alfonso, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Zoology
Specialty: Ichthyology

Robert S. Anderson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Zoology
Specialty: Entomology

Kathleen E. Conlan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Section Head, Zoology
Specialty: Marine benthos, amphipod crustaceans

Yemisi Dare, Ph.D.

Collection Manager, Zoology

Jean-Marc Gagnon, Ph.D.

Curator, Invertebrates, Zoology
Specialty: Marine biology

François Génier

Collection Manager, Zoology

Michel Gosselin, M.A.

Collection Manager, Zoology

Mark S. Graham, Ph.D.

Vice-President, Research and Collections

Edward A. Hendrycks, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Senior Research Assistant, Zoology
Specialty: Crustaceans

Kamal Khidas, Ph.D.

Curator, Vertebrates, Zoology

Jacqueline Madill, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Senior Research Assistant, Zoology
Specialty: General invertebrates and Hirudinea

André Martel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Zoology
Specialty: Malacology

Fossils

Danielle Fraser, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Palaeobiology
Specialty: Mammal palaeoecology and evolution

Jordan Mallon, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Palaeobiology
Specialty: Dinosaur palaeoecology, ceratopsian evolution

Scott J. Rufolo, Ph.D.

Research Assistant, Palaeobiology
Specialty: Palaeobiology, archaeology, zooarchaeology

Kieran Shepherd, M.A.

Curator, Palaeobiology

Kathlyn M. Stewart, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Section Head, Palaeobiology
Specialty: Zooarchaeology

Xiao-chun Wu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Palaeobiology
Specialty: Fossil reptiles

Minerals

Paula C. Piilonen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Mineralogy
Specialty: Mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, materials science

Glenn Poirier, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Mineralogy, and Electron Microprobe Laboratory Manager
Specialty: Microanalysis and electron microscopy of minerals

Ralph Rowe, B.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Mineralogy
Specialty: Identification of micro-minerals

Plants and Algae

Roger D. Bull, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Botany, and Coordinator, Laboratory of Molecular Biodiversity
Specialty: Population genetics, avian ecology

Jennifer Doubt, M.Sc.

Curator, Botany

Lynn J. Gillespie, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Botany
Specialty: Vascular plants

Paul B. Hamilton, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Botany
Specialty: Phycology

R. T. McMullin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Botany
Specialty: Canadian lichens.

Jeffery M. Saarela, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Botany
Specialty: Vascular plant systematics (taxonomy and phylogenetics)

Paul Sokoloff, M.Sc.

Senior Research Assistant, Botany
Specialty: Vascular plant systematics and floristics

Collections Services

D. Shannon Asencio, M.Sc.

Head, Collections Services and Information Management
Specialty: Biodiversity informatics, systematics

Carolyn Leckie

Conservator, Collections Services and Information Management