Completed Students


Dr. Robert Jackson 
Supervisor: Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe (Biology)
Dr. Sara E. Maleki 
Anaerobic membrane bioreactor for malting wastewater treatment and energy recovery under different temperature conditions
Supervisor: Dr. Baoqiang Liao (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Ayyappa Kumar Sista Kameshwar 
A novel metadata analysis approach for analyzing and understanding wood-decaying mechanisms exhibited by fungi
Supervisor: Dr. Wensheng Qin (Biology)


Dr. Melissa Togtema
The application of personalized medicine approaches to Human Papillomavirus 16-related cancers
Supervisor: Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe (Biology)
Dr. Chris Abraham
Magnetic resonance imaging guidance of high intensity focussed ultrasound: Optimizing guidance on pre-clinical models
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Curiel (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Alaa Alhazmi   
Exploration of Inflammasomes is Targets for Therapy of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection
Supervisor: Dr. Marina Ulanova (NOSM, Biology adjunct)
Dr. Agha Hasan  
Advanced Lignin-based Flocculent or Dispersant for Wastewater Treatment
Supervisor: Dr. Pedram Fatehi (Chemical Engineering)


Dr. Shafiqur Rahman  
Bioconversion of Crude Glycerols to Biofuels and Value-added Bioproducts
Supervisor: Dr. Wensheng Qin (Biology)     
Dr. Sahar Khedri
Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies on Pyrolysis of Waste HDPE Polymers
Supervisor: Dr. Siamak Elyasi (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Bijaya Kumar Uprety
Conversion of Crude Glycerol from the Biodiesel Industry to Value-added Products
Supervisor: Dr. Sudip Rakshit (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Bal Ram Adhikari 
Nanomaterials Based Electrochemical Approaches for Biosensing and Bacterial Disinfection
Supervisor: Dr. Aicheng Chen (Chemistry)
Dr. Mohan Konduri
New Generation of Dispersants by Graftign Lignin or Xylan
Supervisor: Dr. Pedram Fatehi (Chemical Engineering)


Dr. Young Jun Ju
H2S S-sulfhydration of Pyruvate Carboxylase in Gluconeogenesis and its Regulation by Trx1
Supervisor: Dr. Rui Wang (Biology)
Dr. Peipei Wang
H2S as a Novel Biomarker adn Therapeutic Target for Asthma
Supervisor: Dr. Rui Wang (Biology)
Dr. Marcus Couch
Functional Imaging of the Lungs Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Inert Fluorinated Gases
Supervisor: Dr. Mitchell Albert (Chemistry)
Dr. Christina Mol
Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils from Mine Sites Using Native Plants in Northwestern Ontario
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Lee (Biology)
Dr. Ashley Untereiner
Hydrogen Sulfide Modulates Gluconeogenesis and Mitochanodrial Biogenesis in Mouse Primary Hepatocytes
Supervisor: Dr. Lingyun Wu (Biology)
Dr. Nadiya Dragneva
Modeling the Molecular Mechanisms of Biocompatibility of Artificial Materials
Supervisor: Dr. Oleg Rubel (Chemistry)
Dr. Stephanie Puukila
Cardiac Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in Response to Radiation and Monocrotaline-induced Cardiac Dysfunction
Supervisor: Dr. Neelam Khaper (Biology)


Dr. Jordan Lewicky
Adventures in Immunochemistry: Towards a fully synthetic vaccine 
Supervisor: Dr. Justin Jiang (Chemistry)


Dr. Ali Azizishirazi   
Dr. Zaid Altaany
Interaction of endogenous H2S with endothelial NO synthesized in vascular tissues
Supervisor: Dr. Rui Wang (Biology)  


Dr. William Dew


Dr. Mehdi Dashtban 
Engineering fungi for large-scale production of cellulase
Supervisor:  Dr. Wensheng Qin (Biology) 
Dr. Miranda Maki
Development of Bacterial Systems for Large-scale Production of Cellulase and Bioethanol
Supervisors:  Dr. Wensheng Qin (Biology), Dr. Kam Leung (Biology)               
Dr. Bruce Rosa
Improving Novel Gene Discovery in High-Throughput Gene Expression Datasets
Supervisor: Dr. Wensheng Qin (Biology, Biorefining Research Initiative)