The Cristescu Lab


Lab Members

Postdoctoral Student  
Joanne Littlefair
Post-doctoral Student
Jose Sergio Hleap
Post-doctoral Student
Graduate Students    
Katie Millette
PhD Student
Alessandra Loria
PhD Student
Tiffany A. Chin
PhD Student
Michaela Harris
MSc Student
Undergraduate Honors & Independent Study Students  
Isaac Eckert

Maria Tolymbek
Michelle Chen

The Cristecu Lab - Summer 2013

Research Opportunities!

We welcome inquiries from prospective graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing research.

>> Current positions available


Past Undergraduate Students

Kirusanthy Kaneshwaran
Ghizlane Gzili
Daniel Kapustin
Piumi Abeyanayaka
Vanessa Fulginiti
Thomas Ingalls
Rami Bahlawan
Jonathan Kaho Leung
Jasmine Kaur Chahal

Past Graduate Students

2015-2017 James Bull
Fitness and genomic consequences of chronic copper and nickel exposure in Daphnia pulex mutation accumulation lines
2014-2017 Guang Zhang
Detection of aquatic invasive species and biodiversity assessment in Canadian ports
2015-2016 Jullien Flynn
Large-scale mutations in Daphnia mutation accumulation lines revealed by whole genome sequencing
2013-2016 Sarah Finlayson
Transcriptional consequences of metal-induced mutations in Daphnia
2007 – 2012 Sen Xu (PhD)
Recombination and its role in genome evolution
2010 – 2012 Ianina Altshuler (MSc)
The effects of multiple stressors on Daphnia. Co-supervised with N. Yan.
2010 – 2012 James J. Vaillant (MSc)
Speciation in ancient lakes: insights from the calanoids of Sulawesi. Co-supervised with D. Haffner
2009 – 2011 Bora Demiri (MSc)
The genetics of habitat transitions in Daphnia. Co-supervised with T. Crease.
2008 – 2010 Anna Constantin (MSc)
Speciation with gene flow in the Daphnia pulex complex.
2008 – 2010 Dan Bock (MSc)
Invasion genetics of Botryllid colonial ascidians in North America.

Past Postdoctoral Fellows

2014-2016 Freddy Chain [visit website]
Environmental stress and copy-number changes
2013-2015 Emily Angharad Brown
Early detection of aquatic invaders using metabarcoding
2014-2015 Gregor Rolshausen
Metabarcoding, environmental genomics, and phylogenetic community structure
2012 – 2012 Martin Hulak
Early detection of aquatic invasive species
2009 – 2012 Aibin Zhan
Evolutionary genetics of aquatic invasions
Current position:
Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environment Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007 – 2008 Christophe Lejeusne
Hierarchical genetic structure of invasive tunicates
Current position:
Assistant Professor, University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6)
2008 – 2009 Emmanuel Egbosimba
D- and L- lactate dehydrogenases in invertebrate evolution
Contact Information

The Cristescu Lab
Department of Biology
McGill University
1205 ave Docteur Penfield
Montréal, Québec

Lab: (514) 398-1622



Last update: July 24, 2018