Department of Biology Honours Thesis Presentations

Event Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:15am to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Centennial Building CB3013
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Event Contact Name: 
Susanne Walford
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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!