Curtis Suttle


Biodiversity 346
(604) 822-8610

Research in the Suttle laboratory is primarily focussed on viruses and their role in the environment. The work ranges from the characterization of viruses isolated from the environment to quatifiying the role of viruses in microbial mortality and nutrient cycling. The techniques employed range from nucleic-acid sequencing to oceanographic sampling. Some current projects are examining viruses and their roles in the oceans, high Arctic, deep mines, aeolian dust, lakes and migratory-bird ponds. Please check out the lab web page for more information on activities, people and publications.



Projects dealing primarily with algae/algal viruses and cyanobacteria/cyanophage:

Projects dealing primarily with heterotrophic bacteria/bacteriophage:

Graduate Students

PhD Oceanography
PhD Oceanography
PhD Oceanography

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Graduate Students:

  • Jérôme Payet (Ph.D. student, Oceanography)
  • Matthias Fischer (Ph.D. student, Microbiology)
  • Caroline Chénard (Ph.D. student, Oceanography)
  • Jessica Labonté (Ph.D. student, Microbiology)
  • Emma Brownlee (M.Sc. student, Oceanography)
  • Julia Gustavson (M.Sc. student, Oceanography)


Undergraduate Students:

  • Christina Charlesworth

Emeritus Graduate Students:

Emeritus Post-Doctoral Fellows:

  • Azeem Ahmad
  • Hudson DeYoe
  • Emma Hambly
  • Janice Lawrence
  • Clemens Pausz
  • Marku Weinbauer
  • Steven Wilhelm