University of Guelph: porter01 at uoguelph dot ca
Natural Resources Canada: teresita dot porter at canada dot ca
Genomics Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada, 2016-present
Visiting Researcher, University of Guelph, 2016-present
Barcoding & Biomonitoring 2.0 Postdoc, McMaster University, 2010-2014
AFTOL Postdoc, Duke University, 2008-2010
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto (Toronto), 2008
B.Sc. (Hons) Biology Specialist, University of Toronto (Mississauga), 2002
I am a bioinformatician and a mycologist. My specialties include the study of fungal diversity and environmental metagenomics. I am interested in organismal diversity from environmental samples, their effect on ecosystem processes, and how methodological biases affect our ability to detect organismal shifts. I use a variety of methods such as traditional fruiting body collections, direct environmental sequencing, and transcriptome sequencing to gather fungal diversity data for OTU-based and phylogeny-based analyses.
Environmental sampling at the Koffler Scientific Reserve in New Market, ON 2008.
Collecting insect larvae infected with fungi in Ashland, VA 2010. Photo credit: Dr. Wallace Martin.