Analytical Services Unit

Analytical Services Unit
Analytical Services Unit

Staff Profiles

Permanent ASU Staff: 2020

Name: Dr. Allison Rutter
Position: Director; Adjunct Assistant Professor
Years at ASU: 23

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, 1984; M.Sc. Chemistry., Queens University, 1986; Ph.D. Chemistry., University of Ottawa, 1992; Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa 1988-1992; Research Officer at the Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia, 1992-1995. Completed a 40 hour contaminated site health and safety training course.

Previous Position(s):

  • Assistant Director ASU 2000-2004
  • Research Associate ASU 1997-2000
  • Scientific Advisor to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1997-present
  • QA/QC Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Environment,1986-1988

 

Dr. Graham Cairns

Name: Dr. Graham Cairns
Position: Assistant Director
Years at ASU: 19

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, 1994; Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Glasgow, 1997; Academic Assistant of the Chemistry Department, University of Glasgow 1993-1994; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia 1997-1999;  Completed a 40 hour contaminated site health and safety training course.

 

Paula Whitley

Name: Paula Whitley
Position: Laboratory Manager
Years at ASU: 30

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry, Manchester University; completion of courses concerning technical maintenance of gas chromatography systems, 1996-present. Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, 1988-1989; Laboratory Technician, Analytical Services Unit, Queen's University, Kingston, 1990-1994.

 

Dr. Bubby Kettlewell

Name: Dr. Bubby Kettlewell
Position: QAQC Consultant
Years at ASU: 15

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons) Agr., M.Sc. University of Guelph; PhD, Queen's University; Research Assistant, Distance Education Course Coordinator, University of Guelph. Completed a 40 hour lead auditor training course.

 

 

Mesha Thompson

Name: Mesha Thompson
Position: Research Technician
Years at ASU: 10

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons), Forensics (w/m Chemistry and Biological Science), University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, 2005-2009.

 

Sonja Koster

Name: Sonja Koster
Position: Research Technician
Years at ASU: 10

Education and Training: B.Sc (Hons), Geological Sciences at Queens University, 2005-2009; Geographic Information Systems Certificate at St Lawrence College, 2012-2013. M.Sc, Environmental Practice at Royal Roads University, (2015-2018). Certified Environmental Professional (EP) through ECO Canada. Standard First Aid - Level "C" CPR Certified.

 

Name: Dale Marecak
Position: Research Technician
Years at ASU: 2

Education and Training: B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1990; Ph.D. Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1994; Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Stony Brook and University of Utah, 1994-1997; Biopharmaceutical Polymer Scientist, Amgen, California, 1997-2004; Research Technician, Queen’s University, 2007-2015. Completed five 7 hour courses for Emergency Response Team Certification in California.  Queen’s Biosafety Level 2 certified. CPR, First Aid, and Food Safety certifications.