Eric Collins

Assistant Professor

Canada Research Chair in Arctic Marine Microbial Ecosystem Services

Centre for Earth Observation Science, Environment and Geography

Postdoctoral Fellow McGill University, Canadian Astrobiology Training Program (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow McMaster University, Origins Institute (2012)
Ph.D. University of Washington: Biological Oceanography (2009)
M.Sc. University of Washington: Biological Oceanography (2006)
B.Sc. Washington State University: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2002)

Research Interests

The Collins Lab works to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and function of microorganisms in the cryosphere, including bacteria, archaea, algae, protists, fungi, and viruses. Using high-throughput and real-time sequencing of DNA, we conduct metabarcoding, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and metatranscriptomics. We also develop software for the analysis and visualization of large datasets using machine learning approaches.

Contact Information

520 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

(204) 272-1576