Articles tagged with: Biological Sciences

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sept 14 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Taylor Lidster

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Taylor Lidster, a Master of Science candidate in the Department Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Investigating how Notch, and JAK/STAT Signaling Synergistically Regulate Intestinal Stem Cell Homeostasis Using Engineered Optogenetic Alleles” on Monday, September 14 at 11 a.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Aleksandar Necakov, Supervisor; Phillip Karpowicz, External Examiner (University of Windsor); and Jeffrey Stuart and Robert Carlone, Committee Members.

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  • July 8 – Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Sarah Eleanor Walker

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Sarah Eleanor Walker, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Investigating the Role of MicroRNAs in Regeneration and Axonal Pathfinding” on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Wendy Ward, Chair; Robert Carlone and Gaynor Spencer, Co-Supervisors; Sarah McFarlane, External Examiner (University of Calgary); Rebecca MacPherson, Internal External Examiner; Cheryl McCormick and Aleksandar Necakov, Committee Members.

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  • June 24 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Steven Agnelone

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Steven Angelone, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “Sleepers and Creepers, Colony Polymorphisms in Metarhizium robertsii” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Michael Bidochka, Supervisor; Myron L. Smith, External Examiner (Carleton University); and Glenn Tattersall and Alan Castle, Committee Members.

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  • June 23 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Anne R. Yagi

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Anne R. Yagi, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Flood Survival Strategies of Overwintering Snakes” on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1 p. m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Glenn Tattersall, Supervisor; Bruce A. Kingsbury, External Examiner (Purdue University); and Fiona Hunter and Liette Vasseur, Committee Members.

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  • June 10 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Nicholas Sakich

    Nicholas Sakich, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “The Physiological and Behavioural Consequences of Reduced Scalation in Captive-bred Phenotypes of the Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps Ahl 1926)” on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Glenn Tattersall, Supervisor; Christopher E. Oufiero, External Examiner (Towson University); and Jeff Stuart and Robert Carlone, Committee Members.

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  • May 13 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Margaret Hughes – Biological Sciences

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Margaret Hughes, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend her thesis titled “Influence of perimeter plantings on plant and invertebrate diversity in vineyard ecosystems” on Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Liette Vasseur, Supervisor; Lesley G. Campbell, External Examiner (Ryerson University); and Miriam Richards and Wendy McFadden-Smith, Committee Members.

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  • Feb 28 – PhD Thesis Defence – Wanxiangfu (Daniel) Tang – Biological Sciences

    Wanxiangfu (Daniel) Tang, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis titled “The role of mobile elements in recent primate genomes” on Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in WH 206.

    The examination committee includes Wendy Ward, Chair; Ping Liang, Supervisor; Zhongming Zhao, External Examiner (University of Texas); Yifeng Li, Internal External Examiner; and Alan Castle and Douglas Bruce, Committee Members

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  • Exploring Careers in Biology

    The first-ever Exploring Careers in Biology event will take place Wednesday, March 6 in Pond Inlet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Students will engage with industry professionals at this round table networking event to gain insight and advice from people who are currently working in the field.

    Registration for the event is now open and has been limited to 50 spots. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and notified should a spot open up for them.

    Food will be available. Door prizes to be presented.

    Register today.

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