Haley Wyatt PhD
Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards
Haley’s research training began under the supervision of Tanya Dahms and Neil Ashton at the University of Regina, where she obtained her B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Inspired by these experiences, she pursued her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary, where she trained under the supervision of Tara Beattie. Here she studied telomerase – an enzyme that has pivotal roles in aging and cancer. Haley subsequently joined the lab of Stephen West at the Francis Crick Institute in London, England to pursue her interests in DNA repair. Her postdoctoral research defined new paradigms in homologous recombination. In 2017, Haley established her own research lab in the Department of Biochemistry. Her lab studies the structure, function, and regulation of DNA nucleases that regulate DNA repair and genome stability. Haley’s students have published in high profile journals, won several prestigious awards, and made impactful contributions to science outreach and inclusive education.
From the Nomination
Dr. Wyatt is one of the most engaged, and proactive faculty in our department. Her tireless work and dedication are roll models for other junior faculty.
About the Award
This award recognizes contributions to the training and experience of graduate students by faculty members within five years of their academic appointment. These contributions are evidenced by excellence in teaching, supervision or mentorship, and dedication to students.