Ontario Biology Day at Ryerson University this past weekend was a very successful event for McMaster! Ontario Biology Day is an annual research symposium for 4th year students completing their research projects and students from our thesis courses are invited to attend and present their senior research. McMaster had 22 students attend and they gave really wonderful presentations.
Congratulations to all the McMaster students who presented at this event. The organizers noted the outstanding quality of all the presentations and posters.
In particular, congratulations to those who were awarded for their exceptional performance –
Theresa Warriner working with Sigal Balshine and Graham Scott for her talk in the Environmental Toxicology area – “Living in Wastewater: Effects on Fish Behaviour”
Alejandra Lagos from the Department of Pathology working with Dawn Bowdish and Chris Verschoor for her poster in the Molecular Biology area – “The Dynamics of Anti-Microbial Immune Responses by Nasopharyngeal Epithelial Cells”
Nicole Zathey working with Pat Chow-Fraser for her poster in the Ecology area – “Factors Affecting Northern Pike (Esox lucius) Nursery Habitat Suitability in Northern Georgian Bay, Ontario”
Yung Lee from the Faculty of Health Sciences working with Sara Dizzell, Aisha Nazil, and Charu Kaushic for the Best Overall Poster – “Examining the Effect of Female Sex Hormones on Susceptibility to HSV-2 Using a Novel Air-Liquid Interface Culture”