Department of Biology Honours Thesis Presentations

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
CB3013 & CB3015
Event Contact Name: 
Susanne Walford


Two concurrent sessions are being held in the Centennial Building.  Family, friends, and lab groups are welcome to attend.   Join us in celebrating undergraduate research!


1:10 pm:  Formal introduction

1:15 pm:  Carrie Faubert "Necroptosis: An alternative model for programmed cell death." (Dr. Omeljaniuk)

1:30 pm:  Andrea Pepe "Does pain have an influence on motor learning and retention during visuomotor adaptation?" (Dr. Lawrence-Dewar)

1:45 pm:  Paul Colosimo "The characterization of agrobacterium beta-glucosidase (Abg)."  (Dr. Phenix)

2:00 pm:  Stefanie Kirk "Redox regulation of cardiac autophagy." (Dr. Khaper)

2:15 pm:  Break

2:30 pm:  Catherine Chambers-Bedard "Quantification of methanol, acetic acid, and propanol in the presence of ethanol by selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry." (Dr. Ross)

2:45 pm:  Kayla Collendanchise "The activation of the innate immune response by Haemophilus influenzae and bacterial compounds." (Dr. Ulanova)

3:00 pm:  Rabail Siddiqui "Activation of Syk kinase in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection model."  (Dr. Ulanova)

3:15 pm:  Josee Bernard "Langerhans cells as immune-modulating factors in an HPV16+ skin model."  (Dr. Zehbe)

3:30 pm:  Concluding remarks


1:30 pm:  Yue Sun "Antioxidant potential of blueberries in cardiac oxidative stress condition."  (Dr. Khaper)

1:45 pm:  Philip Piluris "Does a native invasive grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) and an exotic invasive grass (Phalaris arundinacea) affect the seedling growth of a native tree (Picea mariana) in the same way?"  (Dr. Mallik)

2:00 pm:  Cassandra Davidson "Lipid synthesis and cellulase production in algal isolate W7 for biofuel production."  (Dr. Malek)

2:15 pm:  Break

2:30 pm:  Michael Ferrari "Effects of landscape on genetics and fecal cortisol of common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest."  (Dr. McLaren)

2:45 pm:  Victoria Langen "Crypsis versus mimicry in parasitic cuckoos:  Anti-host or anti-cuckoo?"  (Dr. Hughes)

3:00 pm:  Kaylee Busniuk "Do sympatric lemming species differ in temperament?"  (Dr. Morris)

3:15 pm:  Marissa Wegher "Comparative analysis of native and potentially introduced baitfish communities in northwestern Ontario."  (Dr. Rennie)

3:30 pm:  Concluding remarks