Faculty

The OI membership is composed of scientists from each field of origins research.

  1. Staff
  2. Core Members
  3. Associate Members
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellows
  5. Past Post-Doctoral Fellows

Staff

Paul Higgs

  • OI Director
  • Biophysics
higgsp [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Maikel Rheinstadter

  • OI Associate Director
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
ABB-237A
(905) 525-9140-23134
rheinstadter [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Tina Stewart

  • OI Secretary
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23531
tstewar [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Core Members

Paul Higgs

  • OI Director
  • Biophysics
higgsp [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Ralph Pudritz

  • Astrophysics
pudritz [ AT ] physics [ DOT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Maikel Rheinstadter

  • OI Associate Director
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
ABB-237A
(905) 525-9140-23134
rheinstadter [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Jonathon Stone

  • Biology
(905) 525-9140 ext. 26136
jstoner [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Richard Arthur

  • Philosophy
rarthur [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Paul Ayers

ayers [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Walter Craig

  • Director of Fields Institute, Toronto
craig [ AT ] math [ DOT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Deda Gillespie

  • Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
dgillespie [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Daniel Goldreich

  • Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
goldrd [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Paul Harrison

  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology
pharriso [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Nicholas Kevlahan

  • Mathematics
kevlahan [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Sang-Tae Kim

  • Geochemistry
sangtae [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Yingfu Li

  • Biochemistry
liying [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

An-Chang Shi

shi [ AT ] physics [ DOT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Rama Singh

  • Biology
singh [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

James Wadsley

  • Astrophysics

Associate Members

Sigal Balshine

sigal [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Sue Becker

becker [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Steven Brown

  • Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
stebro [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Cliff Burgess

  • Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University & Perimeter Institute
cburgess [ AT ] physics [ DOT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Alan Chen

  • Nuclear Astrophysics, McMaster University, Physics & Astronomy
chenal [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

John F. Connolly

  • Linguistics & Languages, McMaster University

Kari Dalnoki-Veress

dalnoki [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Ben Evans

evansb [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Brian Golding

  • Computational Biology

Richard Morton

  • Biology

Herb Schellhorn

schell [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Peter Sutherland

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
pgs [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Gerry Wright

wrightge [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Allyson Brady

  • Geography & Earth Sciences
  • CATP Postdoctoral Fellow
(905) 525-9140 ext. 27686
bradyal [ AT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

Research Interests:
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Microbes in extreme environments,
  • Microbial carbon cycling

Past Post-Doctoral Fellows

René Heller

  • CATP Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Research on Exomoons
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23182
rheller [ AT ] physics [ DOT ] mcmaster [ DOT ] ca

I am a postdoctoral fellow of the Canadian Astrobiology Training Program in the group of Ralph Pudritz at the McMaster University in Hamilton (ON), Canada. My special interest is in the formation, orbital evolution, and detection of extrasolar moons. To understand how they form around giant planets like Saturn and Jupiter, I simulate the astrophysical processes in the gas and debris disks around these planets when they were young. These models are expressed in a mathematical framework which I process with a computer code. My simulations shall predict the occurrence and the features of massive moons outside the Solar System in order to guide observers towards the first detection of an exomoon.

Amanda Karakas

  • Nuclear Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory

Helen Kirk

  • Astrophysics, NRC Herzberg Institute in Victoria
  • Banting Fellow

Lori Ziolkowski

  • Astrobiology
  • CATP Postdoctoral Fellow