About Me

Vanier Scholar & Killam Laureate

Landon Getz is a Ph.D. candidate studying Vibrio parahaemolyticus environmental survival and host-pathogen interactions in the Thomas lab at Dalhousie University. Landon is also an award-winning post-secondary educator, with significant experience teaching undergraduate biology, microbiology, and chemistry courses. Landon is an LGBTQ+ advocate and has worked to enhance the equity, diveristy, and inclusion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through Queer Atlantic Canadian STEM. Landon is a member of the inaugural Youth Council of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada.

Email: landon.getz@dal.ca

Twitter: @landongetz



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Curriculum Vitae

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Technology and Computers:

  • HTML and CSS Coding.
  • Jekyll Static Site Building.
  • Linux.
  • Terminal and Command Line Usage.
  • Biological Computing and Bioinformatics.


  • Searching Primary Literature.
  • Self-directed Question Identification.
  • Grant Writing.
  • Experiment and Protocol Design.

Molecular Biology:

  • Standard Techniques (PCR, DNA/Protein Electrophoresis, etc).
  • Bacterial Transposon Mutagenesis.
  • Advanced Cloning Techniques (Golden Gate & Gibson Assembly).
  • Synthetic Biology.


  • Aseptic Technique.
  • Bacterial Culture Techniques.
  • Media/Buffer Preparation.
  • Strain Maintenance and Organization.


  • Clear and Effective Writing.
  • Presentation Skills (Powerpoint and Keynote).
  • Public Speaking.
  • Extensive Teaching Experience.


  • Knowledge of Food Gardening and Food Systems.
  • Strong Leadership Skills.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Team-Oriented.



Invited Talks

Conference and Seminar Presentations

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Teaching and Mentoring

A Complete Teaching Dossier can be found here.

Knowledge Translation


Community Service

Career Experience