About us

Our Story

Who's Behind the squirrel?

We are a small team of consumer genetic testing and genetic privacy enthusiasts located in Toronto, Canada

DNASquirrel in an independent entity that is not affiliated with any genetic test provider or other organization.

Ryan Davey, PhD

Ryan is the founder and human face of DNASquirrel.  

Ryan’s interest in consumer genetics and genetic privacy stems from his professional experience as a scientist in the field of point-of-care medical diagnostics, and from his personal experience as a carrier of a genetic mutation implicated in a common hereditary cancer syndrome.

Ryan’s interest in squirrels is also personal. As a child, Ryan had a pet squirrel ‘Rambo’ who had to be released after his parents learned first-hand the impressive tenacity of squirrels to obtain and hide food and other objects of interest.

What Are We Up To?

That’s easy:

Why choose a Squirrel as a mascot?

Squirrels offer a nice analogy for genetic privacy: