Mihail (Misho) Rusev
Misho’s innate passion for the natural world coupled with his inquisitiveness has allowed him to acquire a vast understanding and appreciation of British Columbia’s Coastal ecosystems where he spends his free time fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Misho is a co-op student in his third year of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Simon Fraser University. He is currently working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Brown and team in West Vancouver and will be assisting with a study that is characterizing the risks associated with tire rubber-derived contaminants, including 6PPD quinone, in Coho and Chinook salmon habitat. He will also be working in the lab to support research related to characterizing and ranking priority contaminants in adult and juvenile Chinook salmon. He is extremely passionate about the conservation of BC’s wild Pacific salmon and is looking forward to contributing to this cause by performing meaningful ecotoxicology work in Dr. Brown’s lab.