Department of Biology - Honours Thesis Presentations

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:45am EDT
Event Location: 

The Department of Biology Departmental Seminar

Honours Thesis Presentations

Each student will present for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience.

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9:45 am Login/Waiting room

9:55 am Welcoming remarks from the Departmental Chair Dr. Azim Mallik

10:00 am Shayla Hartley (Dr. Mallik):  Water absorption and retention of a terricolous lichen, Cladonia stellaris.

10:15 am Andraya Colistro (Dr. Lee):  Plant production in nitrogen-limited mine soil.

10:30 am Philip Robinson (Dr. Qin):  Optimizing growth conditions for Pleurochrysis dentata and determination of phenol degradation ability of six algae species.

10:45 am Taij Mann (Dr. Qin):  Phylogenetic identification and protein analysis of a forest isolated soil bacteria for evaluation of use in bioremediation.

11:00 am Nicole Costanzo (Dr. Khaper):  Molecular effects of prostaglandin analogues on glaucoma receptor activation.

11:15 am Hanna Merner (Dr. Lees):  Effects of a novel combination cancer therapy in a cell culture model.

11:30 am Victoria Anthes (Dr. Ulanova):  The role of IgA in the opsonophagocytosis of Haemophilus influenzae type a.

11:45 am Closing remarks.