Assistant Professor (Parasitology)
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Name: Erica Thomas-Falconar
Phone:+1 (403) 210-6150
Research and teaching
- Veterinary and Medical Entomology
Dr. Soghigian's research focuses on the causes and consequences of parasite and vector diversity. His research group uses a range of genomic tools and evolutionary methods to understand why some vector arthropods are so problematic, while others - often their near relatives - are benign. He also has interest in the evolution and ecology of host-parasite interactions.
Dr. John Soghigian completed his PhD at Clark University in 2016. He then completed postdoctoral training first at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and then at North Carolina State University. He was also a visiting postdoctoral scholar Yale University. He joined the Faculty of Veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary in June 2021, where he is a member of the Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine.