Natalie D’Silva receives Schlumberger fellowship

Natalie D’Silva won’t be at the FirstOntario Concert Hall today to walk across the stage and receive her PhD. Instead, she’ll be at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, working in neuroscientist Karla Kaun’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

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Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans.

A team of biologists from McMaster studying these worms called C. elegans, or nematodes, has found that the regulation of lipid production, and the delicate balance of too much or too little fat, is crucial to healthy living.


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Sarah Marzec wins poster award

Sarah Marzec has won the 2nd Biennial Meeting Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology.

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2016 / 17 Graduate Research Day

Join us for the 4th annual Graduate Research Day
Ewart Angus Centre and HSC-1A6 – February 23, 2017


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Mac grad spends six months on tiny African island working to save endangered species

One evening in May, Laura King found herself camping on an uninhabited islet off a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean.

Nestled in the rocks, she watched geckos crawling down the vines and listened to seabirds calling overhead. “This,” she wrote in her blog. “This is why I work and volunteer in conservation.”

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Tarushika Vansanthan awarded the 2016 GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award.

Tarushika Vansanthan (a PhD student in Dr. J. Stone’s lab) was recently awarded the 2016 GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award.

Meryl Acker awarded 2016 GSA GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

Meryl Acker (a MSc student in Dr. R. Jacobs’ lab) was recently awarded the 2016 GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

Helping the garden grow

“Growing up, none of my peers went to university, most went right to work, into trades, or to college,” says Kempthorne. “To go to university was very intimidating, a big commitment, and a lot of money. I wasn’t ready to make the jump at the time.”This week, Kempthorne is graduating with a Bachelor of Science from McMaster’s Honour Biochemistry program, the first in her family to receive a university degree.

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Nicole Batenburg wins best poster presentation

Nicole Batenburg, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Xu-Dong Zhu’s lab, won the best poster presentation award at the 3rd Canadian Symposium on Telomeres and Genome Integrity, which took place in Calgary from May 24-27, 2016

Lindsey Boyd awarded research grant

Lindsey Boyd (M.Sc. candidate) in the Chow-Fraser lab, was recently awarded the Zone H Fisheries Research Grant from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters/Toronto Sportsmen’s Show (see attached photo). The $4,000 award will be used to build a vegetation mapping unit (canoe, side scan sonar and trolling motor) that will help Lindsey collect data on submersed aquatic vegetation in our wetlands in Georgian Bay. The award was given to her in an award ceremony on March 19, 2016, at the Hilton Hotel in Mississauga.