Rosa da Silva, Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology and Life Sciences Program, McMaster University



Irtaza Tahir

-Irtaza is a 4th year Honours Life Sciences student at McMaster University with a particular interest the fields of Immunology and Virology. Outside of school, he enjoys taking long scenic bike rides, reading, and baking with family and friends. He volunteers at McMaster’s Student Wellness Clinic and McMaster Bread Bin.

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

-Ryan is a 3rd year Honours Arts and Science & Biology student at McMaster University.  Ryan is passionate about his studies and hopes to one day attend medical school. He is an avid water skier and cottager and enjoys playing guitar, working out, and sports. He also volunteers his time at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Camp Trillium.



Victoria Radauskas

-Victoria is in her third year studying Honours Arts & Science and Molecular Biology and Genetics at McMaster University. She hopes to one day get her Masters in Genetic Counselling or work in genetics research. Outside of school, Victoria enjoys playing ringette, repping Arts & Science, fandoms, and cooking delicious food.



Angela Lange
Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga (Lange Lab Website)

Tara Gariepy
Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Website)

Hannah Fraser
Entomology Horticulture Program Lead, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Residents of the greater Hamilton area who provide us with BMSB every season




Raj Shah-Fall 2015