Ariana Besik, MSc Student



   Ariana Besik
Ariana Besik, MSc Student
Davis building 4078
Department of Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Tel: +1 905 569 4988
Email: ariana.besik[at]

Current Project: 1) Fast Precision Phenotyping of Field Grown Breeding Populations of White Spruce Using Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging
2) Precision High-Throughput Phenotyping of functional traits in trees using UAVs for QTL Studies 

Research Areas:

  • Plant physiology and phenology
  • Response of white spruce to heat and drought stress
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging techniques for conifers


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, 2015 – Michener Institute, Canada
BSc with High Distinction, 2014 –Biology and Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada

Work Experience:

Research Assistant/ Heart Rate Variability Lead, 2013-2014 - Health Adaptation Research on Trauma Lab. Dr. Terry Borsook, Dr. Judith Andersen, University of Toronto, Canada
Research Opportunity Program, 2013-2014 – Dr. Ashley Monks. Differential Effects of Androgen Overexpression Locally and Globally on the Nucleus Accumbens Core in Mice. University of Toronto, Canada
Research Opportunity Program, Summer 2013- Dr. Monika Havelka. Monitoring Bat Populations on UTM Campus. University of Toronto, Canada