Shadi Shokralla, Ph.D.



Biomonitoring 2.0 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Shokralla’s graduate training, in conjunction with the Stanford Genome Technology Centre, was in molecular techniques for detection of microbial resistance amongst clinical isolates of bacteria. His main research interest is in technology development within next-generation sequencing platforms including Roche 454 GS FLX and Illumina MiSeq systems. He is currently developing new molecular approaches to total biodiversity assessment using environmental samples. As a part of the Biomonitoring 2.0 project, Dr. Shokralla is responsible for developing and optimizing protocols for DNA extraction, amplification, and sequencing.



B.Sc. – Mansoura University (1994)

M.Sc. – Mansoura University (2000)

Ph.D. – Mansoura University (2007)


Select Publications

Shokralla S, Spall JL, Gibson JF, Hajibabaei M. 2012. Next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental DNA research. Molecular Ecology 21: 1794-1805.

Shokralla S, Zhou X, Janzen DH, Hallwachs W, Landry J-F, Jacoubs L, Hajibabaei M. 2011. Pyrosequencing for mini-barcoding of fresh and old museum specimens. PLoS one 6(7): e21252.

Shokralla S, Singer GA, Hajibabaei M. 2010. Direct PCR amplification and sequencing of specimens’ DNA from preservative ethanol. Biotechniques 48(3): 233-234.

Doostzadeh J*, Shokralla S*, Absalan F, Jalili R, Mohandessi S, Langston J, Davis R, Ronaghi M, Gharizadeh B. 2008. High throughput automated allele frequency estimation by pyrosequencing. PLoS one 3(7): e2693.

Parameswaran P, Jalili R, Tao L, Shokralla S, Gharizadeh B, Ronaghi M, Fire AZ. 2007. A pyrosequencing-tailored nucleotide barcode design unveils opportunities for large-scale sample multiplexing. Nucleic Acids Research 35(19): e130.


Contact Information

Office: University of Guelph, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, Rm. 108

Lab: University of Guelph, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, Rms. 015-016


Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
579 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Tel 1: 519-824-4120 Ext 56007
Tel 2: 226-971-0169



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