Stephanie Peacock

Banting Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Susan Kutz, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

Host-Parasite Interactions

BSc with distinction - Biology and Earth & Ocean Sciences, minor in Mathematics

University of Victoria, 2009


University of Alberta, 2015

Postdoctoral fellow

University of Toronto and University of Alberta, 2016

NSERC Postdoctoral fellow

University of Calgary, 2019


Populations change.

Might parasites be a cause?

Math can help find out!

Stephanie is a mathematical ecologist interested in population ecology of parasites and their hosts.  Her past work has focused on parasite transmission between farmed and wild salmon in Pacific Canada and the consequences for wild salmon populations. At the University of Calgary, Stephanie is working with Dr. Susan Kutz and Dr. Péter K. Molnár (University of Toronto Scarborough) to understand the net effect of parasites, host migration, and climate on wildlife health in the Canadian Arctic. When not scribbling math on a piece of paper or simulating models on her computer, Stephanie can be found roaming in the mountains for fun. You can read more about her research at