I completed my HBSc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto in 2010 and have been working at PCTL and GRIPP since August of 2010. Aside from assisting with the general lab and greenhouse maintenance and upkeep, my research focuses primarily on and protoplast technologies and plant phytochemistry. My main project has been working on the development of protoplast technologies for recalcitrant woody species and their potential applications to plant conservation as well as the study of fundamental aspects of plant development and disease. This also involves the study of secondary metabolite synthesis in plants and their downstream effects on plant growth and development and its relation to protoplast isolation. I am also the webmaster for our institute's website. In my spare time, I enjoy good television and music to relax.