New face: Asena Goren
I am a PhD candidate investigating the spread of Lyme disease into northern latitudes.
I completed my MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Guelph, where I developed an evolutionary model of starch biosynthesis. I also completed a Master of Public Health at Lakehead University. I participated in the development of evolutionary models of the soil biosphere as a researcher at the University of Guelph. I also worked in the public service, improving regulatory frameworks for preventing the spread of invasive weeds and investigating health determinants for woodland caribou.
My current research focuses on developing a deeper understanding of Lyme disease dynamics through investigating pathogen-vector-host interactions in a changing climate at the edge of the pathogen’s biogeographical range.