“Diversity in research teams can enhance the effectiveness of team science” (NSERC Guide on Integrating EDI Considerations in Research). Being member of a diverse team exposes trainees to a multitude of perspectives, helps to reduce bias and therefore contributes positively to their professional, academic and personal development. Diversity here is seen through an intersectional lens (socio-economic, ethno-cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability, neurological, academic background, etc). Equity and inclusiveness can help in achieving the objective of a fair chance at success for all research group members. They are easier established in a diverse environment than in a homogeneous one with only few ‘outliers’. There are two simple principles that we follow in the research group to achieve an equitable and inclusive research environment:

(+) The dignity of the individual is absolute and not negotiable

(+) There is no tolerance for intolerance

The ** Computational Biomathematics Laboratory** is located in the MacNaughton Building on the University of Guelph campus, in rooms MacN501, MacN505/6, MacN508.

**Current members (in order of appearance):**

Phuc Ngo (PhD, Mathematics), Rachana Mandal (PhD Mathematics), Soapithan Vadivel (MSc Biophysics), Lexy Lawryshyn (B.Math), Noah Boettger (MSc, Mathematics)

**Former members (in order of disappearance): **

Dr. Antonija Duvnjak (postdoc, 2004); Tracey Xu (MSc Math, 2005); Dr. Van Thinh Nguyen (postdoc, 2005); Balazs Feher (MSc Math, 2007); Dr. Laurent Demaret (postdoc, 2007); Shannon Collinson (MSc Math, 2009); Notice Ringa (MSc Math, 2009); Mary Jane Richardson (MSc Math, 2009); Dr Nasim Muhammad (PhD Math, 2010); Mallory Frederick (MSc Math, 2010); Stephen Ostrander (Co-op student, 2010); Cody Thompson (MSc Biophysics 2010), Dr Hassan Khassehkhan (PhD Math, 2009; postdoc 2011); Dr Fazal Abbas (PhD Math 2011), Dr Hedia Fgaier (MSc Math, 2006; PhD Math, 2010; postdoc 2012); Dr Alma Masic (PhD Math [Lund] 2013); Jesse Knight (undergrad research assistant, 2013); Shahid Ibraheem (Co-op student, 2013, 2014); Kathleen Songin (undergrad research assistant, 2014), Wahid Azimi (MSc Math, 2015), Ara Karakashian (MSc Biophysics, 2015; co-supervised with David Pink), Dr. Kazi Rahman (PhD Math, 2015), Dr. Arun Moorthy (MSc Biophysics, 2011; PhD Biophysics, 2015), Dr. Blessing Emerenini (PhD Math, 2015), Eric Jalbert (MSc Math), Alex Petric (MSc Math, 2016), Dr. Vardayani Ratti (MSc Math, 2011; PhD Math, 2015, postdoc 2016); Richard Yam (MSc Math, 2016); Dr. Maryam Ghasemi (PhD Math, 2017); Meagan Coffey (MSc Biophysics; co-supervised with Amy Greer, 2017); Dr. Afsar Ali (PhD Math, 2018); Reilly Comper (MSc Biophysics, 2018); Yousef Rohanizadegan (MSc Math, 2018); Dr. Ranga Sudarsan (research associate); Viktoria Freingruber (MSc Technical Mathematics [TU Vienna/Austria] via the Fields Institute, 2018); Valerie Hodgins (MSc Math, 2018), Alvaro Balkowski (MSc Math, 2019), Pavel Zarva (MSc, Math, 2020), Momina Dar (MSc Math, 2020), Lucy Tran (MSc Math,2020), Harry Gaebler (MSc Math, 2017; PhD Math, 2021), Brittany Howell (MSc, Biophysics, 2021), Jack Hughes (MSc, Mathematics, 2021), Michael Pupulin (MSc Math, 2022), Jordan Areias (BEng Biomedical Engineering, 2022), Abby Anderson (MSc Mathematics, 2023), Dr Thulasi Jegatheesan (PhD Biophycis, 2024), Emma Bottomley (MSc Mathematics, 2024), Grace D’Agostino (MSc Mathematics, 2024), Firaz Khan (MSc Biophysics, 2024), Dr Courtney Allen (PhD Mathematics, 2024)