OUR STAFF

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The Verschuren Centre staff and students are integral to the Centre’s success and collaborative spirit. They represent the wide-ranging expertise required to accomplish the many research projects associated with helping industry to become more efficient and self-sustaining.

Dr. Beth Mason, CEO
Dr. Beth Mason, CEO
Dr. Beth Mason, CEO
Dr. Beth Mason, CEO
Dr. Mason graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons) from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and went on to obtain an M.Sc. and Ph.D (Animal nutrition and physiology) from the University of Alberta.

Chigozie Louis Okolie
Chigozie Louis Okolie
Chigozie Louis Okolie
Chigozie Louis Okolie
Chigozie holds a Master of Science degree from Dalhousie University with sub-specialization in Food Biochemistry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (B. Sc.) in Biochemistry from the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

Edward Cross
Edward Cross
Edward Cross
Edward Cross
Edward received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Chemistry from Cape Breton University focusing on the synthesis of novel catalysts for chemical transformations.

Nicolas Driscoll
Nicolas Driscoll
Nicolas Driscoll
Nicolas Driscoll
Elizabeth MacCormick
Elizabeth MacCormick
Elizabeth MacCormick
Elizabeth MacCormick
Elizabeth MacCormick is a Bio-Products Researcher who engages with local agriculture and marine-based industries to develop value-added solutions for residual biomass or otherwise underutilized by-products.

Gavin Andrews
Gavin Andrews
Gavin Andrews
Gavin Andrews
Gavin earned a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has over ten years working in various industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and oil & gas.

Dr. Andrew Carrier
Dr. Andrew Carrier
Dr. Andrew Carrier
Dr. Andrew Carrier
Dr. Carrier joined the VC team in 2017 and is an integral part of the Centre’s Nanotechnology team working on the ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund water treatment solutions project.

Alison Wilson
Alison Wilson
Alison Wilson
Alison Wilson
Alison is an alumnus of CBU. She is a Professional Engineer (Chemical Engineering - TUNS) with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing and environmental science.

Dr. Deepandrea Tyagi
Dr. Deepandrea Tyagi
Dr. Deepandrea Tyagi
Dr. Deepandrea Tyagi
Dr. Tyagi joing the VC team’s Nanotechnology Applications group in the summer 2017. His work includes aptamer technology -- Aptamer technology, is gaining attention due to the advantage of stable structure, non-immunogenicity, ease of synthesis and cost-effectiveness.

Wei Xu
Wei Xu
Wei Xu
Wei Xu
Wei Xu joined the VC team in June 2016 as a member of the Agri-Marine group. She is currently conducting research to improve the economic values of marine by-products.

Andrew Crowell
Andrew Crowell
Andrew Crowell
Andrew Crowell
Raj became a member of the VC team in 2016 and is now a Ph.D. student under the Killam Trusts program.

Dr. Avik Khan
Dr. Avik Khan
Dr. Avik Khan
Dr. Avik Khan
Dr. Khan joined the Verschuren Centre team in August 2018 as a member of the Agri-Marine group. His work includes development and evaluation of edible antimicrobial films using lobster-shell derived chitin and derivatives.

Stephen Kelloway
Stephen Kelloway
Stephen Kelloway
Stephen Kelloway
Dan Roscoe
Dan Roscoe
Dan Roscoe
Dan Roscoe
Dr. Ezilrani Paneerselvam
Dr. Ezilrani Paneerselvam
Dr. Ezilrani Paneerselvam
Dr. Ezilrani Paneerselvam
Barb Vallis
Barb Vallis
Barb Vallis
Barb Vallis
Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang
Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang
Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang
Dr. Xu (Shine) Zhang
Doug Richards
Doug Richards
Doug Richards
Doug Richards
Dr. Collins Nganou
Dr. Collins Nganou
Dr. Collins Nganou
Dr. Collins Nganou
Aishwarya Mohan
Aishwarya Mohan
Aishwarya Mohan
Aishwarya Mohan
Subin Rajendran
Subin Rajendran
Subin Rajendran
Subin Rajendran
Dr. M. Fahad Ehsan
Dr. M. Fahad Ehsan
Dr. M. Fahad Ehsan
Dr. M. Fahad Ehsan
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