Grant Recipients

Discovery Grant Recipients:

Dr. Stephen Hecnar

Dr. Brian Ross (Adjunct)
Faculty of Medicine, West Campus
Discovery Grant

Dr. Zacharias Suntres (Adjunct)
Faculty of Medicine, West Campus

Dr. Ingeborg Zhebe (Adjunct)
Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre

Research Tools and Instruments Grant Recipients:

Dr. David Law

Dr. Heidi Schraft


Post Graduate Scholarship Recipients:

Kristen Keyes

Susanne Walford

Dr. Rui Wang receives $667,635

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, announced the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) spring 2008 national funding – allocated between July 1, 2007, and January 31, 2008.  Dr. Rui Wang, Department of Biology Adjunct Professor and Lakehead's VP Research was awarded $667,635.
Read the media release to learn more.

Dr. Azim Mallik Co-edits Book on Allelopathy

Dr. Azim Mallik Co-edits Book on Allelopathy


Dr. Azim Mallik of Lakehead's Department of Biology has co-edited Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, a book recently published by New York-based Springer Scientific Publications.  Co-editors are Dr. Rensen Zeng (who spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Mallik’s lab) and Shiming Luo, both of South China Agricultural University.

Simply put, the term allelopathy refers to plant-to-plant interactions mediated by organic molecules released by plants and microbes into the environment. A greater understanding and application of this natural process can be used as a means of weed control in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry, thereby minimizing or eliminating the use of environmentally harmful synthetic herbicides and pesticides.  Focusing on areas including Roman agriculture to the modern era of agroecology, the book's 19 chapters - all contributed by leading researches in the field - cover a wide range of discoveries and uses of allelopathy, genetic manipulation, and industrial agriculture and forestry.

Dr. Wang's work on Hydrogen Sulfide is focus in scientific world

Dr. Rui Wang is a CIHR-supported researcher, Vice President (Research), and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology.
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Feature seminar by Nanda Kanavillil, Orillia Campus

On January 24, 2008, as part of the “Meet the Professors Lecture Series” offered by Lakehead University’s Orillia campus, Dr. Nanda Kanavillil, Professor of Biology, gave a lecture on how biological invasions threaten species diversity.  
Click here for an overview of "Can the Human Race Trigger the Sixth Extinction?"

Official Launch of Biorefining Research Initiative


Today (October 6, 2008), Lakehead University officially launched its Biorefining Research Initiative (BRI), marking another step forward in making Lakehead University a national leader in forestry-based research and innovation, and bringing increased bioeconomy-based prosperity to the Thunder Bay region.  Biorefining is a field that develops ways of refining renewable biomass materials, such as forest plants, fungi, and microorganisms.

World-class researchers Dr. Dekker, a biochemist, is BRI's Director, and Dr. Qin (Adjunct Faculty), an expert in molecular biology, has joined the BRI as one of its Ontario Research Chairs.  To read the full media release, visit