MSc Graduate, Yasmeen Zahaby, studied in the Cooke Lab and graduated in 2023. She and co-supervisor Jennifer Provencher are featured in this article: Seabirds and Oil Spills: Using DNA to Track Health Impacts.

Using genetic code to monitor the impacts of oil spills on surviving seabirds, former master’s student Yasmeen Zahaby developed a tool called a ToxChip which measures the health impacts of seabirds at a DNA level.

Findings from her research were then shared with government officials, who held public meetings with community members to share the data.