Articles by author: jsteepe

  • March 4 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Eunike Hilson

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Eunike Ilona (Ilona) Hilson, a Master of Science candidate in the Centre for Biotechnology, will defend her thesis titled “Analysis of cellular responses to microwave irradiation in E. coli and change of oxygen level and culture medium in human cancer cell lines using RNA-seq based transcriptomic profiling” on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 9 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Ping Liang, Supervisor; Qianqian Zhu, External Examiner (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY); and Jeffrey Stuart and Hongbin (Tony) Yan, Committee Members.

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  • March 12 – Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence – Steven C. Gayder – Biotechnology

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Steven C. Gayder, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Centre for Biotechnology, will defend his thesis titled “Interactions and Population Dynamics Between Erwinia amylovoraPantoea agglomerans, and their Bacteriophages for Effective Phage Therapy” on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Alan Castle and Antonet Svircev, Co-Supervisors; Jason J. Gill, External Examiner (Texas A&M University); Ana Sanchez, Internal External Examiner; Jeffrey Atkinson and Jonathan Griffiths, Committee Members.

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  • Master of Science Thesis Defences – Haimeng (Jerry) Tang Feb 10 – Tyler Crane Feb 11

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Haimeng (Jerry) Tang, a Master of Science candidate in the Centre for Biotechnology, will defend his thesis titled “Analysis of the effect of genetic heterogeneity on de novo genome assembly using Xylocopa virginica as a model” on Wed, Feb. 10, 2021, at 9 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Ping Liang, Supervisor; Yifeng Li, External Examiner (Dept. of Computer Sciences, Brock University); and Adonis Skandalis and Feng Li, Committee Members.

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Tyler Crane, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “Analysis of the Niching Particle Swarm

    Optimization Algorithm” on Thurs, Feb. 11, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Betty Ombuki-Berman, Supervisor; Charlie Obimbo, External Examiner (Guelph University); and Brian Ross and Robson De Grande, Committee Members.

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  • Master of Science Thesis Defences – Connor Li, Yasaman Hosseini, Brenden Matthew Carlson

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Connor Li, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “IMPROVING BWA-MEM WITH GPU PARALLEL COMPUTING” on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Ke Qiu and Ping Liang, Co-Supervisors; Yifeng Li, External Examiner (Brock University); and Sheridan Houghten and Robson de Grande, Committee Members.

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Yasaman Hosseini, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “Synthesis and Evaluation of Trans-bilayer Cross Linking Phospholipids Based on Click (Azide-alkyne) Chemistry” on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Jeffrey Atkinson, Supervisor; Vincenzo De Luca, External Examiner (Brock University, Dept. of Biological Sciences); and Feng Li and Tomas Hudlicky, Committee Members.

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Brenden Matthew Carlson, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Hydroamidation of Vinyl Ethers by Acid-Catalyzed

    Multicomponent Isocyanide Addition” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Travis Dudding, Supervisor; Ryan Hili, External Examiner (York University); and Melanie Pilkington and Costa Metallinos, Committee Members.

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  • Jan 18 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Xuhao (Eric) Chen

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Xuhao (Eric) Chen, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “Neural Network Guided Evolution of L-system Plants” on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Brian J. Ross, Supervisor; Yifeng Li, External Examiner (Brock University); and Beatrice Ombuki-Berman and Ke Qiu, Committee Members.

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  • Jan 6 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Leah de Felice Renton

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Leah de Felice Renton, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Hard Pressed To Find A Difference:

    Evaluating the total tannin content of Cabernet franc L cv. wines, made using pre- and post-fermentation pressing treatments” on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Debra L. Inglis and Belinda Kemp, Co-Supervisors; Karine Pedneault, External Examiner (University of Sainte-Anne); and Heather Gordon and Vincenzo De Luca, Committee Members.

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  • Jan 8 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Michael Tolentino

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Michael Tolentino, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Involvement of the Endocannabinoid System in the Ependymoglial Response to Spinal Cord Regeneration in the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum ” on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Robert Carlone, Supervisor; Val A. Fajardo, External Examiner (Department of Kinesiology, Brock University); and Aleksander Necakov and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.

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  • Dec 22 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Michael Dubé

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Michael Dubé, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “Epidemic Simulation and Mitigation via Evolutionary Computation” on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at 9 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Sheridan Houghten, Supervisor; Richard Allmendinger, External Examiner (University of Manchester, UK); and Ke Qiu and Brian J. Ross, Committee Members.

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  • Dec 14 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Mitchell D. Clark

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Mitchell D. Clark, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “Comparative Study On Cooperative Particle Swarm Optimization Decomposition Methods for Large-scale Optimization” on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, Supervisor; Kyle Harrison, External Examiner (University of New South Wales, Australia); and Brian J. Ross and Yifeng Li, Committee Members.

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  • Nov 4 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Alex N. M. Proulx

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Alex N. M. Proulx, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Demography and molecular ecology of the solitary halictid Lasioglossum zonulum: with observations on Lasioglossum leucozonium” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 2020 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Miriam Richards, Supervisor; Jess Vickruck, External Examiner (AAFC); and Fiona Hunter and Alan Castle, Committee Members.

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