Biology HBSc. students present their research projects in a celebration of undergraduate research at Lakehead University.
10:15 am Symposium
10:27 Introduction and welcome from Department Chair Dr. Joseph Carney.
10:30 Hansi Hatharasinghage (Dr. Robert Omeljaniuk). "Comparing amblyopic to non-amblyopic spatiochromatic sensitivities at early stages of cortical processing."
10:45 Vincent Knight (Dr. Leonard Hutchison). "Impact of carbon, nitrogen and light on growth and sporulation of the coral tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides)."
11:00 Michael Moreno (Dr. Janice Hughes). "Nectar concentration preference in ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)."
11:15 Mark Schutte (Dr. Robert Mackereth). "Use of environmental DNA to assess the distribution and abundance of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in northern Ontario streams."
11:30 Ty Colvin (Dr. Michael Rennie). "The effects of Mysis diluviana extirpation on a lake benthic community."
11:45 Tyler Ripku (Dr. Michael Rennie). "Whole ecosystem impacts of nanosilver on an aquatic food web."
12:00 Alexander Martin (Dr. Douglas Morris). "Why are meadow vole personalities dominated by activity?"
12:15 pm BREAK (light snacks, coffee and beverages are served)
12:45 Nicholas Ek (Dr. Kam Leung). "Characterization of arsenic oxidizing bacteria for soil bioremediation."
1:00 Jaimz Prontack (Dr. Wensheng Qin). "Isolation and characterization of xylanase-producing bacteria from soils rich in organic matter."
1:15 Julia Ruberto (Dr. Wensheng Qin). "Isolation and characterization of novel bacteria for cellulase and pectinase activity."
1:30 Victor Xiao (Dr. Marina Ulanova). "Activation of the innate immune system by Haemophilus influenzae type A."
1:45 Harleen Bhullar (Dr. Simon Lees). "Effects of sub-lethal radiation on fetal programming: Insulin signalling in the gastonemius muscle of the offspring."
2:00 Jordan Lukacs (Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe). "Interactome study of two human papillomavirus 16 E6 variant proteins with a ubiquitin ligase."
2:15 pm Concluding remarks.
Students wanting more information about Undergraduate Research at Lakehead University, including awards, conferences, and clubs are encouraged to visit the page under Research and Innovation!