Angelica Lillico-Ouachour student


I graduated from UBC with a BSc., major in Biology and minor in Psychology. In my time at UBC I had the opportunity to explore evolutionary research using a variety of different organisms—yeast, angiosperm, and prairie grass! Under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Otto, I examined aneuploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae populations to disentangle whether the acquisition of one or more chromosomes was sufficient to facilitate copper tolerance. Additionally, I assisted with assembling a database on the reproductive systems of angiosperm taxa for phylogenetic analysis. Lastly, for two summers I aided with the initiation and conclusion of an evolution and community ecology experiment on Poa pratensis at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Sciences Reserve in Minnesota.

I’m excited to begin my MSc, working on my next organism, the ant, to elucidate a behavioural model of caste regulation.