Department of Biology Honours Thesis Presentations

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:15pm to 3:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Centennial Building CB3013
Event Contact Name: 
Susanne Walford
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The Department of Biology Special Seminar Series

Honours Thesis Presentations


12:30 Sara Mackie: Bioaccumulation of methylmercury in sulphate enriched pit lakes and watershed contamination in northwestern Ontario. (Dr. Lee)

12:45 Michael St. James: Returning Steeprock: A soil restoration assessment. (Dr. Lee)

1:00 Gregory Vahaaho: The development of a bioassay for wild rice (Zizania palustris). (Dr. Lee)

1:15 Stephen Slongo:  Adult and juvenile lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) habitat preferences in North America. (Dr. McLaren)

1:30 Larissa Hutton: Farm habitat structure and the biodiversity of small mammals. (Dr. McLaren)

1:45 Katrina Shwedack: Testing the assumptions behind cuckoo eggs: Is small size really related to brood parasitism? (Dr. Hughes)


2:15 Lindsey Maendel: Assessment of soil ectomycorrhizal fungal communities. (Dr. Mallik)

2:30 Jocelyn Bel: Molecular detection of diarrheagenic and uropathogenic Escherichia coli. (Dr. Leung)

2:45 Niharika Shahi: Characterization of Bacillus species isolated from western honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) and optimization for exopolygalacturonase production. (Dr. Qin)

3:00 Boris Potoyants-Iline: The effects of natural products on antibiotic activity. (Dr. Suntres)

3:15 Elyssia Adamo: Technical optimization of HA-tagged HPV16 E6 protein detection using Western blot. (Dr. Zehbe)