Paul Hebert

Evolution and Ecology

Developed a species ID system called 'DNA barcoding', which uses a small DNA fragment to discriminate species.

Birthdate
May 6, 1947

Birthplace
Kingston, Ontario

Residence
Guelph, Ontario

Family Members
  • Spouse: Judith Ann Hebert
  • Daughter: Brianne Cara Hebert

Favorite Music
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds; Neil Young - Harvest Moon

Title
Professor

Office
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc. (Biology), Queen's University, Kingston, 1969
  • PhD. (Genetics), University of Cambridge, England, 1972

Awards
  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity, 2001
  • Premier’s Research Excellence award, 2003
  • Richards Education Prize (Federation of Ontario Naturalists), 2003
  • Delivered prestigious invited lecture to the Board and members of the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, 2006
  • Keynote speaker at the Australian Genetics Society, 2007

Mentor

Father Riotte - a priest, but part-time researcher at the Royal Ontario Museum and professional Lepidopterist (butterfly expert). Dr. Hebert spent the summers of his teenage years travelling Ontario and catching insects.


Last Updated
June 5, 2008

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