Dr. Mike Hart
Simon Fraser University
Marine Invertebrate Zoology
“I grew up in Edmonton and was an undergraduate at the University of Alberta. I first came to BMSC in 1982 to work with Rich Palmer on drilling snail predators and their barnacle prey, and came back the next summer to work wtih Don Ross on predation by sea stars on swimming anemones. I’m currently a professor in Biological Sciences at SFU, and I do research on the evolution and population genetics of molecules involved in sperm-egg binding at fertilization.
I started teaching at BMSC in 2006, and have taught small classes on larval biology and larger marine invertebrate zoology classes. My favourite thing about teaching at BMSC is the opportunity to let the animals teach us about themselves in the field, and to bring the animals into the lab so we can compare them to each other. My current favourite BMSC organism is the scaphopod, Rhabdus rectius.” Dr. Mike Hart