Graduate Research Assistant
Personal Web Site: Dave Seymour's Site
Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, I graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute in 2009. The following September, I began my undergraduate studies in the Animal Biology program here at the University of Guelph. Coming out of high school, I intended to apply to the Ontario Veterinary College and pursue a career as a small animal veterinarian. Over the course of my studies, however, I grew more interested in research and nutrition. In my 4th year, I decided to declare a minor in Nutrition & Nutraceutical Sciences, and ended up taking an extra year to complete my undergraduate research project in the Department of Animal & Poultry Science. Currently, I am a graduate student in the Lactation Systems Biology Lab under the supervision of Dr. John Cant, where I am investigating the effects of glucose and branched chain amino acids on protein uptake in the bovine mammary gland.
During my time at Guelph, I've spent a lot of time working in different departments on campus. For the last 3.5 years, I've worked in Admission Services as a campus tour guide, helping recruit the next generation of Guelph Gryphons. I also spent 2 years working in Hospitality Services at one of the Starbucks locations on campus. Now that I have some more free time in grad school, I've been getting involved in my department, as well as with the Ontario Agricultural College. At this point in time, I represent the Department of Animal & Poultry Science on the OAC Graduate Student Colloquium Planning Committee. I'm also the representative for the Centre for Nutrition & Modelling on the APS Graduate Student Council.