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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Richelle Monaghan

Assistant Professor, Health Studies

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5547   |  lab ext.5579

Office Location: Research & Academic Centre, East RCE255
Office Hours: Fall Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm, or by appointment. To book a dedicated time in office hours visit To book outside of office hours, please email me at
Academic Background

Ph.D. Biology (Cell Biology/Parasitology), University of Waterloo

Richelle is an Assistant Professor in Health Studies, with a cross-appointment in Biology, at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests are divided between the laboratory and lecture hall. In the lab, Richelle's primary focus is developing economically and medically relevant cell lines, and developing in vitro models for the study of microsporidian parasites. Pedagogical research includes developing accessible university science programming for the visually impaired, and utilizing knowledge of memory formation to design lectures for optimal student recall.

Richelle's role at Wilfrid Laurier University includes lecturing in Anatomy & Physiology and Cell & Molecular Biology in the Health Studies BASc program, and she is the Administrator for the science facility at the Brantford campus.

Richelle is a member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ), Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SoTLHR), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Courses Taught in 2014-2015:

BI 110 Unifying Life Processes F'14

BI 111 Biological Diversity & Evolution W'15 

BI 236 Cell & Molecular Biology W'15

HS 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology I F'14

HS 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II W'15

Previously Taught Courses:

BI 110 Unifying Life Processes

BI 111 Biological Diversity & Evolution

BI/HE210 Human Anatomy 

HS 101 Physical Determinants of Health

HS 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

HS 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

HS 300 Infection and Immunity

Additional Information

Health Studies and the Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) Program

The Health Studies BASc program is a comprehensive degree program incorporating physical and life sciences (chemistry, biology, anatomy & physiology, genetics), with social sciences and humanitarian approaches. This unique interdisciplinary program with a specific focus on health is an excellent opportunity for students to prepare for health-related careers. 

On Nov. 20, 2012 Laurier Brantford celebrated our new science facility with opening of the William Nikolaus Martin Labs. Photos of the labs can be viewed in the Photo Gallery link.