Interested in joining the Toxopeus lab? Please see our Opportunities page for more details, and our Research page information on current projects.

Dr. Jantina Toxopeus – Principal Investigator (PI)


I am an assistant professor at St. FX, where I love teaching biology and researching how insects survive freezing. I take an integrative approach to research, explaining whole animal phenotypes (like being able to survive freezing) at many levels of biological organization (genes, cells, tissues, physiological systems).

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Trinity McIntyre – Undergraduate Research Assistant


My name is Trinity McIntyre, and I am a third-year student at St.FX. I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics. I love going to the beaches surrounding Antigonish and exploring local hiking trails. I’m excited to be working with Dr. Toxopeus and to learn as much as I can!