About

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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 investigating the mechanisms underlying insect freeze tolerance as a Ph.D. candidate 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 currently work for the Teaching Support Centre 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 jtoxopeu [at] uwo [dot] ca.

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