I am a biologist and a biology educator.

As a biologist, I have a passion for understanding how organisms manage to survive extreme environments. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Greg Ragland‘s lab at University of Colorado Denver, where I’m studying the development and overwintering biology of the apple maggot flies and other insects. I recently completed my Ph.D. studying the mechanisms underlying insect freeze tolerance in Dr. Brent Sinclairs lab at Western University (London ON, Canada). You can read more on my Research page.

As a biology educator, I value and promote the use of evidence-based teaching methods in post-secondary science classrooms. I worked at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Western University, training teaching assistants to be effective educators. I also research how university students structure their understanding of animal physiology. You can read more on my Teaching page.

You can read my CV here,  view my Google Scholar profile here, and contact me via email at jantina [dot] toxopeus [at] ucdenver [dot] edu.