Celebrating Undergraduate Research at Lakehead University
Biology Honours Thesis students will present their research during this Special Departmental Seminar.
12:25 Opening remarks
12:30 Brian Hicks (Dr. Leung): Comparing the distribution of Escherichia coli virulence genes between sediment and sewage samples.
12:45 Devon Prontack (Dr. Leung): Isolation and identification of As, Sb and Mo detoxifying bacteria from a gold mine in northwestern Ontario.
1:00 Ashley Salamon (Dr. Matheson): A paleoproteomic approach to understanding megafauna.
1:15 Cameron Robb-Mackay (Dr. Matheson): Assessing telomere length and biological aging in twin studies.
1:30 Braden Peters (Dr. Matheson): Stability and degradation analysis of pharmaceutical compounds used in emergency medicine.
1:45 Martina Agostino (Dr. Suntres): The anticancer effects of Umbilicaria muhlenbergii lichen extracts on MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
2:00 Break (light snacks and refreshments)
2:30 Mehran Masoom (Dr. Albert): Minimum concentration detection of xenon biosensors at 3T MRI.
2:45 Peter Smylie (Dr. Albert): Investigation of the properties of novel MRI contrast agent cucurbituril.
3:00 Jenasia (Rose) Jeyaseelan (Dr. Qin): Optimization of laccase production and characterization of fermentation products in medium with black liquor as carbon source.
3:15 Corwin Andrews (Dr. Lee): Bioaccumulation of zinc and copper in leeches downstream of Winston lake mine.
3:30 Brandon Vennell (Dr. Rennie): A comparative study of metabolic rates for wild versus domesticated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Lab groups, family, and friends are all welcome to attend!