Amanda D Roe
I completed my BSc (Hons) in 2001 at the University of Alberta and PhD (2006) with Dr. Felix Sperling at the University of Alberta in 2006. I have held three postdoctoral positions from 2006 - 2013. First, a PDF with Dr. Susan Weller at the University of Minnesota funded by an NSF AToL Grant (LepTree; 2006-2007) where I examined high level evolutionary relationships among moths and butterflies. Then I moved to a PDF with Drs. Janice Cooke and David Coltman at the University of Alberta (2008-2010) funded by a Genome Canada grant (TRIA) to study the multi-partner mountain pine beetle system. Then I held a NSERC Visiting Fellowship with Canadian Government Laboratories with Dr. Nathalie Isabel (Laurentian Forestry Centre/Great Lakes Forestry Centre) where I examined the pattern and fitness impacts of exotic hybridization among poplar trees.
I have also held several non-research position. I have been a part-time faculty with Algoma University (2012 - 2016) and acted as the Laboratory Coordinator/Biosafety officer for the same organization from 2013-2014.
I co-founded a local science centre (Entomica) that uses insects as a catalyst for life long learning and public engagement.