2022-03-24 I am now working within the laboratory of Dr. Tim Green at Vancouver Island University on a variety of projects related to Pacific oyster and the Yesso scallop. More information on the lab can be found here. Great to be back in the lab!
2022-03-01 I have started to support transcriptomics and analytics work in Dr. Ben Koop's laboratory with researchers working on clam gardens on Quadra Island! This is very interesting work, check out the latest preprint.
2022-02-22 Collaborating with the University of British Columbia researchers Dr. Curtis Suttle and Amy Chan to advance population genomic work in the Pacific oyster. See the main original result of our work together in 2017 here.
2022-01-01 The company 'Sutherland Bioinformatics' has now been formed. I will be conducting bioinformatic analyses within this company.
2021-11-15 I am now on leave from DFO.
2021 I am now operating as Program Head with Dr. Terry Beacham for the GSI program at the MGL.
2020-11-06 Alongside exciting projects with Prof. Jonathan Moore, I have now become an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.
2019-03-01 Within the genetic stock identification (GSI) group at the Molecular Genetics Lab (MGL), I have now been promoted to the position of Research Scientist. I continue to train under Dr. Terry Beacham.
2018-12-01I have now started working within the stock ID program with Dr. Terry Beacham within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, primarily focused on salmonids but also other marine fishes.
2017-11-01 Some great coverage of Jean-Sebastien Moore's recent work on Arctic charr in the Canadian Arctic was published in the Canadian Geographic article "Tracking the Arctic char of southern Victoria Island", read more here, and see our primary publication in Molecular Ecology here.
2017-11-01 We had the pleasure of hosting the Canada C3 expedition at Nanaimo, BC to show some of our preliminary results from the marine water eDNA samples collected throughout the 150 day expedition. The team came to the lab, put on lab coats and worked as scientists for the afternoon, as well as heard all about the eDNA results we have already generated. One of the participants, Larry Pynn of the Vancouver Sun wrote a great article outlining some of this work, "DNA tests on water samples provide glimpse into biodiversity on Canada's coastline"
2017-06-21 I was invited to join the Canada C3 expedition through the St. Lawrence Gulf on leg 3 to work as a scientist aboard. The trip was amazing. Check out CanadaC3's main Facebook page for more information, as well as the participant's page for many photos and comments on the journey that I uploaded. Main C3 page here, and participant page here. The main Canada C3 website is here, follow the adventure!
2017-05-11 - Travelling west to British Columbia, I am now starting my second postdoc, this time working with Drs Kristi Miller (DFO/UBC), Curtis Suttle (UBC), and Sally Otto (UBC) on a population genomics project of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas (more details to come!). https://twitter.com/bsuther7/status/862407933413535744
2016-12-30 - I've started a blog! On 'In Between Manuscripts' I will discuss science publishing, peer review and research topics such as salmonids, genomics, and more. First post is on the possible future of peer review, check it out here: https://inbetweenmanuscripts.wordpress.com
2016-02-11 - I'll be giving a talk on our new MapComp/salmonid chromosome evolution pre-print at U. Laval during the IBIS interlab on Feb. 17th.
2014-09-01 - I have now begun my postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Louis Bernatchez at Université Laval, Québec, QC Canada
2014-03-14 - I'll be giving my Biology Departmental seminar this Friday at UVic at 2:30 in Cunningham 146: "Living like a louse: Evading salmon defenses, chemical treatments and environmental stressors."
2014-02-14 - The Sea Lice Session presentations for the 2013 World Aquaculture meeting are available here with full audio. Check out my talk "Genomics in lice and salmon (GiLS) project provides new tools and mechanisms for understanding louse biology” and the other informative presentations, including a panel discussion discussing areas of research most needed for effective sea lice control.
Presenting preliminary results from the Canada C3 eDNA project during the 150 day coast-to-coast-to-coast expedition. (photo: Canada C3)