TRU Science

Biological Sciences Faculty

Department chair

Dr. Robert HigginsCo-Chair and Associate Professor
Dr. Robert HigginsCo-Chair and Associate Professor

Ant biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest, control of invasive ant species, entomology.


Dr. Lyn BaldwinCo-Chair and Professor
Dr. Eric BottosAssistant Professor
Stephanie ChaputAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Naowarat (Ann) CheepthamProfessor

Dr. Cheeptham's research interest and focus have included cave microbiomes/new drug discovery, white-nose syndrome in bats, alternative treatment tools against multidrug-resistant infections, geomicrobiology, and microbiology education. Her work has fortunately been featured in the New York Times, WIRED,...

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Don FergusonAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. Louis GosselinProfessor

My research explores the ecology of coastal marine animals, such as mussels, clams and crabs (marine invertebrates), and the impacts of climate change on coastal marine animals.

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Dr. Solmaz IraniAssistant Teaching Professor
Steve JolyAssistant Teaching Professor
Dr. David KabelikTeaching Professor
Dr. Don NelsonAssociate Professor
Susan PurdyAssociate Teaching Professor and BSc Advisor (Upper Years)
Dr. Mark RakobowchukCo-Chair and Associate Professor
Dr. Mark RakobowchukCo-Chair and Associate Professor

Cardiovascular physiology, exercise and extracellular vesicles

Dr. Natasha Ramroop SinghAssociate Teaching Professor
Dr. Matt ReudinkProfessor

Dr. Matt Reudink is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at TRU and an Open Learning Faculty Member. He teaches Animal Behaviour and Evolution through Open Learning, and many other courses in person. Matt's main research interests...

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Karen RossAssociate Teaching Professor
Dr. Margaret SonnenfeldLab Coordinator
Dr. Emily StuddAssistant Professor
Dr. Joanna UrbanAssociate Teaching Professor
Dr. Jonathan Van HammeProfessor

I am an environmental microbiologist with expertise in genomics, proteomics, enzymology, fermentation biotechnology, and bioinformatics. My group works on fundamental and applied research, mainly in bioremediation and brewing science, and supports researchers in a broad range of fields who...

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Lab technician

Kathy BaethkeLab Technician
Dallas FraserLab Technician

University instructors and sessionals

Dr. William (Marc) JonesSessional Faculty