Graduate Defences Archive

 

DOCTORAL (2012/13)

Date Name Supervisor Title Location and Time
Aug 29 Michal Galus Dr. Joanna Wilson Chronic exposure to environmentally relevant pharmaceutical concentrations effects reproductive and developmental physiology in zebrafish (Danio rerio) MUSC 318 – 10:30 AM
June 12 Jessica Vanderploeg Dr. J.R. Jacobs αPS3βPS1 integrin and its adaptor talin are essential for Drosophila embryonic heart tubulogenesis. GH-212/B – 2:00 p.m
Apr 11 Jacob Enk Dr. H. Poinar North American Mammoth Phylogeography GH 212/B – 2:30 PM
April 10 Yifei Huang Dr. G.B. Golding Statistical Phylogenetics Models for the Interference of Functionally Important Regions in Proteins GH-212/B – 1:30 p.m
Feb 10 Taylor Mitchell Dr. X-D Zhu Functional Studies of TRF2 and its Interacting Proteins in Maintaining Telomere Length and Integrity GH 212/B – 1:00 PM
Dec 11 Marisa Isaacs Dr. R. Cameron Examination of the roles of DIR1 and DIR1-like during Systemic Acquired Resistance in Arabidopsis MUSC220 – 1:00PM
Nov 26 Erin Leonard Dr. C.M. Wood Ni bioaccumulation as a predictor of toxicity GH 212/A – 10:00 AM
Nov 13 Vadim Aksenov Dr. C.D. Rollo Complex Dietary Interventions to Slow Rates of Aging GH212B – 1:00PM
Sep 17 Julie Swiercz Dr. M. Elliot sIHF is a novel nucleoid-associated protein specific to the actinobacteria GH 212/B – 9:30 AM
Sep 12 Amanda File Dr. S. Dudley Effects of plant social environment on the mutualistic interactions between plants and mycorrhizal fungi LSB 212A – 2:00PM
Sep 5 Megan McKerlie Dr. X.D. Zhu Functional Analysis of TRF1 Phosphorylation in Telomere Maintenance, Cell Cycle Regulation, and the DNA Damage Response LSB 212A – 1:00 PM
Aug 30 Hatem Abou-ouf Dr. S. Igdoura Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFa) in Sandhoff Disease Pathology MUSC 224
Aug 29 Shaima Salman Dr. C.A. Nurse Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Ontogeny of O2- and CO2-Chemosensitivity in Rat Adrenomedullary Chromaffin cells: Role of Nicotinic ACh and Opioid Receptor Signalling GH 212/B – 3:00 PM
Sep 17 Julie Swiercz Dr. M. Elliot sIHF is a novel nucleoid-associated protein specific to the actinobacteria GH 212/B – 9:30 AM
Sep 12 Amanda File Dr. S. Dudley Effects of plant social environment on the mutualistic interactions between plants and mycorrhizal fungi LSB 212A – 2:00PM
Sep 5 Megan McKerlie Dr. X.D. Zhu Functional Analysis of TRF1 Phosphorylation in Telomere Maintenance, Cell Cycle Regulation, and the DNA Damage Response LSB 212A – 1:00 PM
Aug 30 Hatem Abou-ouf Dr. S. Igdoura Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFa) in Sandhoff Disease Pathology MUSC 224
Aug 29 Shaima Salman Dr. C.A. Nurse Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Ontogeny of O2- and CO2-Chemosensitivity in Rat Adrenomedullary Chromaffin cells: Role of Nicotinic ACh and Opioid Receptor Signalling GH 212/B – 3:00 PM
June 21 Ye Zhang Dr. T. Finan THE ROLES OF MALIC ENZYMES IN CENTRAL CARBON METABOLISM OF SINORHIZOBIUM GH 212/B – 9:30 AM
May 28 Adam Bewick Dr. B. Evans Sex chromosome and sex determination evolution in African clawed frogs (Xenopus and Silurana) GH 212/B – 2:00 PM
May 6 Alicia Pepper Dr. A. Bedard Characterization of Drosophila menin protein interactions and a potential role for menin in the insulin signalling pathway GH 212/B – 3:00 PM
Sep 19 Hassan Al-Reasi Dr. C.M. Wood Quantifying the direct and indirect effects of dissolved organic matter (DOM) on aquatic organsims: Interaction with pH and quality measures GH 212/B – 2:30 PM
Aug 29 Nikol Piskuric Dr. C.A. Nurse Anatomical Characterization and Cellular Physiology of Rat Aortic Body Chemoreceptors GH 212/B – 10:30 AM
Aug 29 Bart Maslikowski Dr. A. Bédard Gene Profiling v-Src Transformation in Primary Avian Cells and the Identification of The Novel Src-Responsive Gene DAPK1 as a Mediator of Apoptosis in Src-Transformed Cells with Repressed AP-1 Activity GH 212/B – 10:00 AM
Jul 26 Hindra Dr. M. Elliot Investigating the regulation of two genetic regions harboring antisense RNA in Streptomyces coelicolor GH 212/B – 10:00 AM
Jul 25 Abraham Yang Dr. S. Igdoura The Effects of Hypomorphic Sialidase Expression on Atherosclerosis GH 212/B – 11:30 AM
May 23 Sarah Chiang Dr. H.E. Shellhorn RpoS regulon modification by environmental selection GH 212/B – 10:30 PM
May 22 Sarah Chahine Dr. M.J. O’Donnell Mechanisms of Methotrexate Secretion And Detoxification by Malpighian Tubules of Drosophila melanogaster GH 212/B – 2:00 PM
Apr 20 Chan Gao Dr. M. Elliot An investigation of CRP function in development and secondary metabolism of Streptomyces coelicolor GH 212B – 10:00AM
Apr 19 Jon Midwood Dr. P Chow-Fraser Assessing change in fish habitat and communities in coastal wetlands of Georgian Bay  GH 212/B – 1:00PM
Mar 27 Derrik Leach Dr. A.J. Rainbow An examination of the response of mammilian cells to oxidative dna damage in relation to ageing and neurodegeneration using recombinant adenovirus vectors  MUSC 230 – 2:00PM
Mar 13 Guillermo Murphy Dr. S. Dudley  Competitive behaviours in response to neighbours of woodland plant species  GH 212/B – 12:00 PM
         

TRANSFER TO PHD (2012/13)

Date Name Supervisor Title Location and Time
Jun 19 Stephanie Jones Dr. M. Elliot Investigation into the spatial regulation of chaplin amyloid formation in Streptomyces coelicolor LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Jun 18 Danielle Sexton Dr. M. Elliot Investigation into the spatial regulation of chaplin amyloid formation in Streptomyces coelicolor LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Feb 27 Jennifer Klunk Dr. H. Poinar Ancient DNA and diachronic population-scale change: Yersinia pestis virulence mutations and patterns of selection in human immune genes and before, during, and after the Black Death LSB 212AA – 2:00PM
Nov 27 Ben Furman Dr. Ben Evans Evolutionary Dynamics of Young Sex Chromosomes LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Oct 29 Natalie D’Silva Dr. M.J. O’Donnell The Effect of Protein-Rich, Sucrose-Rich and Nutrient-Deficient Meals on Transport by Drosophila Gut Epithelia LSB B130A – 10:0AM
Oct 23 Mohammad Mohiuddin Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Employing metagenomics to develop novel diagnostic assays for waterborne pathogens LSB 212A – 10:00AM
July 10 George diCenzo Dr. T.M. Finan Role of the phosphate transporter, PstSCAB2, and its accessory protein, PhoU, in the regulation of the microbial phosphate limitation response LSB 213/A – 2:30PM
Jun 10 Dan Wilson Dr. R. Cameron Transcriptional Regulation of Age-Related Resistance in Arabidopsis LSB B130A – 10:00AM
Dec 10 Ayush Ranawade Dr. B.P. Gupta WNT signaling in C. elegans vulva development LSB 212/A – 2:00PM
Jun 19 Nicole Batenburg Dr. X-D. Zhu Functional Analysis of the Role of Cockayne Syndrome Group B Protein (CSB) in Telomere Structure and a Novel Role of CSB in DNA Recombination LSB 213/A – 2:00PM
Jun 18 Vera Velasco Dr. E. Weretilnyk Phosphorus recycling from organic sources in Thellungiella salsuginea  during phosphate limitation LSB B130A – 1:30PM
Jun 5 Matthew Moody Dr. M. Elliot Characterization of two BldD-regulated non-coding RNAs in Streptomyces LSB B130A – 2:00PM
May 29 Phillip Carella Dr. R. Cameron Investigating Priming for Enhanced Pathogen Defense Responses in Plants LSB 213/B – 10:00AM
         

MASTERS (2012/13)

Date Name Supervisor Title Location and Time
Sept 18 Zixuan Wang Dr. J.P. Xu Mitochondrial DNA Inheritance in the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus gattii LSB 212A – 3:30PM
Sept 19 Kyle Crans Dr. G. Scott Mechanisms, evolution, and phenotypic plasticity of hypoxia tolerance among bass and sunfish (family Centrarchidae). LSB 213A – 1:00PM
Sept 19 Eugene Choi Dr. J. Wilson The effects of chronic acetaminophen exposure on the kidney, gill and liver in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Sept 18 Michael Lawrence Dr. C.M. Wood Functional characterization of renal ammonia transport and acid-base regulation in teleost and elasmobranch fish LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Sept 18 Michael Gurecki Dr. X-D. Zhu Analysis of TRF1 Interaction with Cajal Bodies and Characterization of the Effect of Cancer-Associated CSB Mutations on CSB UV Sensitivity LSB 213A – 9:30AM
July 3 Guianeya Pérez Hernández Dr. T.M Finan “The Smc04388 omega amino transaminase from Sinorhizobium meliloti” LSB 213A – 2:00PM
June 11 Jordan Khankhet Dr. J.P. Xu Clonal expansion of the Pseudogymnoascus destructans genotype in North America is accompanied by significant variation in phenotypic expression. LSB 212A – 1:00PM
June 6 Wenlie Xie Dr. A. Bédard Mechanism of activation of quiescence-specific p20k gene. LSB 212A – 10:00AM
May 29 Shirley Wong Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Insertion/deletion (indel) based approach for the detection of E. coli O157:H7 in freshwater. LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Apr 24 Justin Knapp Dr. J.M. Daniel “Characterization of xZnf131 in the Early Development in Xenopus laevis” LSB B130A – 10:00AM
Apr 24 Tara Sadoway Dr. G.B. Golding “A Metagenomic Analysis of Ancient Sedimentary DNA Across the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition” LSB 212A – 1:00PM
Apr 16 Julian Rubino Dr. C. M. Wood “Developing a model for intestinal ammonia handling in rainbow trout” LSB 212A – 3:00PM
Apr 14 Christopher Biberhofer Dr. P. Chow-Fraser “Thermal habitat utilization by northern pike (Esox lucius) in Tadenac Bay, Georgian Bay” LSB B130 – 1:30PM
Apr 14 May Yeo Dr. R. Cameron “Investigating disease resistance in Eutrema salsugineum & the establishment of a Eutrema-P. syringae plant pathosystem” LSB 212A – 9:30AM
Apr 14 Dallas Taylor Dr. P. Chow-Fraser “Long-term effects of Impoundment on Ecosystem Functions of Coastal Wetlands in Georgian Bay” LSB B130 – 10:00AM
Apr 11 Leanne Grieves Dr. J. Quinn Acoustic communication in the joint-nesting smooth-billed ani, Crotophaga.ani. LSB 212A – 12:00PM
Jan 29 Jessica Knox Dr. B. Gupta “Identification of PRY-1/Axin mediated Wnt signaling targets in C. elegans and C. briggsae” LSB B130A – 11:30AM
Dec 19 Quan Yao Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Identification of Environmental Alphaproteobacteria with Conserved Signature Proteins in Metagenomes LSB 212A – 1:00PM
Dec 9 Sheng Chen Dr. Rama Singh Molecular developmental analysis of artificial selection response in the male sex combs of Drosophila melanogaster LSB B130A – 10:00AM
Oct 30 Lana Shaya Dr. J. Wilson Expression of Cytochrome P450 3C and 3B Family Genes in Model Fish Species LSB B130A – 9:00AM
Oct 10 Mohammad Howard-Azzeh Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Phylogenetic and Comparative Genomic Analyses of Heterocystous Cyanobacteria LSB 213A – 3:00PM
Oct 2 Chris Dejong Dr. J. Wilson The Cytochrome P450 superfamily complement (CYPome) in the annelid Capitella teleta LSB 212A – 2:00PM
Sep 23 Hui Zhao Dr. T.M Finan The Function of Pap in the S. meliloti Pap-Pit Low Affinity Phosphate Transport System LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Sep 23 Carolyn Lenz Dr. G.B. Golding Increased Substitution Rates in DNA Surrounding Low-Complexity Regions LSB B130A – 4:00PM
Sep 20 Dilixiati Zulipihaer Dr. E. Weretilnyk Genetic analysis of methyltransferase involved in choline synthesis of Arabidopsis thaliana LSB B130A – 12:30PM
Sep 20 Lingzi Kong Dr. H. Schellhorn Identification of preferentially expressed genes in Escherichia coli cultures in late stationary LSB 213B – 2:00PM
Sep 20 Harsh Sharthiya Dr. T.M Finan The role of the PhoU protein in Sinorhizobium meliloti LSB 213A – 1:30PM
Sep 18 Sogol Eizadshenass Dr. R.S. Singh Study of reciprocal cross differences in F1 females of Drosophila mauritiana and D. simulans LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Sep 18 Evan Pacey Dr. M.J. O’Donnell Transport of Na+, K+ and H+ across the posterior midgut of blood-fed mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti) LSB 212A – 2:30PM
Aug 6 Dora Camacho Dr. A. Bédard CHOP is a key regulator of induction of p20K in hypoxia and contact inhibited Chicken Embryonic Fibroblasts Cells LSB 213A – 2:30PM
Sep 23 Hui Zhao Dr. T.M Finan The Function of Pap in the S. meliloti Pap-Pit Low Affinity Phosphate Transport System LSB 213AA – 2:00PM
Sep 23 Carolyn Lenz Dr. G.B. Golding Increased Substitution Rates in DNA Surrounding Low-Complexity Regions LSB B130A – 4:00PM
Sep 20 Dilixiati Zulipihaer Dr. E. Weretilnyk Genetic analysis of methyltransferase involved in choline synthesis of Arabidopsis thaliana LSB B130A – 12:30PM
Sep 20 Lingzi Kong Dr. H. Schellhorn Identification of preferentially expressed genes in Escherichia coli cultures in late stationary LSB 213B – 2:00PM
Sep 20 Harsh Sharthiya Dr. T.M Finan The role of the PhoU protein in Sinorhizobium meliloti LSB 213A – 1:30PM
Sep 18 Sogol Eizadshenass Dr. R.S. Singh Study of reciprocal cross differences in F1 females of Drosophila mauritiana and D. simulans LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Sep 18 Evan Pacey Dr. M.J. O’Donnell Transport of Na+, K+ and H+ across the posterior midgut of blood-fed mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti) LSB 212A – 2:30PM
Aug 6 Dora Camacho Dr. A. Bédard CHOP is a key regulator of induction of p20K in hypoxia and contact inhibited Chicken Embryonic Fibroblasts Cells LSB 213A – 2:30PM
Apr 26 Lisa Robertson Dr. C.M. Wood A survey of ionoregulatory responses to extended exercise and acute hypoxia in freshwater Amazonian and Southern Ontarian teleosts: Investigating the osmorespiratory compromise LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Apr 25 Victoria Ransberry Dr. G. McClelland Oxidative Stress and Metabolic Responses of Acute Waterborne Copper Exposure in Killifish, Fundulus Heteroclitus LSB 212A – 2:30PM
Apr 25 Alex Connaty Dr. G. McClelland The Effects of Acute and Chronic Hypoxia on Muscle Metabolism in Mice LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Apr 19 Mudra Bhatt Dr. S. Dudley Is kin recognition in Cakile edentula affected by nutrient availability LSB 212A – 2:30PM
Apr 19 Mark Vanderveken Dr. M.J. O’Donnell Effects of DH31, drosokinin and allatostatin A on epithelial K+ transport and tissue contractions in the gut of larval Drosophila melanogaster LSB 213A – 3:00PM
Jan 17 Bob Christensen Dr. P. Chow-Fraser Differences in home ranges and movement patterns of Blanding’s turtles in two distinct eco-regions of Ontario with contrasting landscape features LSB B130 – 1:00PM
Sep 19 Kajaparan Jeyanthan Dr. X-D. Zhu Biochemical analysis of telomere repeat binding factor 1 LSB B130A – 9:30PM
Sep 18 Wenjie
Zheng
Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Integrative microbial contamination assessment for water quality monitoring in Great Lakes LSB 212A – 3:00PM
Sep 17 Judith Szamosi Dr. J. Dushoff ISAAC: An Improved Structural Annotation of attC And An Initial Application Thereof LSB 212A – 9:30PM
Sep 14 Auston Browne Dr. M.J. O’Donnell Development and Application of a Novel Ammonium-Selective Microelectrode for Studies of Ammonium Transport in Insect Malpighian Tubules LSB 212 – 10:00AM
Aug 30 Rosemary Yu Dr. H.E. Schellhorn Development of robust animal models for vitamin C function LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Aug 30 Siavash Amon Dr. B.P. Gupta Genetic Dissection of lin-11 Regulation in Differentiation of the C. elegans Amphid Sensory Neurons LSB 212A – 2:30PM
Aug 28 Patrick Doherty Dr. J. Daniel DiffCharacterization of the BTB/POZ protein ZBTB4 as a transcriptional regulator of cyclin D1 LSB B130A – 1:00PM
Aug 10 Asher Pasha Dr. G.B. Golding Lateral Gene Transfer in Operons and its Effects on Neighbouring Genes LSB B130A – 2:00PM
Jul 30 Rosemary Venier Dr. S. Igdoura Differential Regulation of HIF-1 in Tay-Sachs Disease LSB 213A – 2:30PM
Jul 27 Mariam Yousif Dr. J. Stone Warped Ideas: Geometric Morphometrics as a Complimentary Technique for Studying Gastropod Shell Morphology LSB 212A – 10:00AM
Jul 20 Zillon Leblanc Dr. C.D. Rollo Can Nutritional Geometry Modulate the Effects of Dietary Restriction in Acheta Domesticus LSB 213A
Jun 22 John Mansbridge Dr. E.A. Weretilnyk Development of biomarkers for evaluating phosphate stress in Thellungiella salsuginea LSB B130A – 1:30PM
May 24 Laura King Dr. J. S. Quinn Increased microsatellite DNA mutations and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) metabolites in wild Cormorants from Hamilton Harbour associated with exposure to airborne pollutants LSB 213A – 2:00PM
Apr 18 Catherine Dieleman Dr. P Chow-Fraser Effects of agricultural practice on the water quality of low-order streams in the Beaver Valley watershed LSB B130A – 10:00AM
Apr 17 Amanada Fracz Dr. P Chow-Fraser Importance of hydrologic connectivity to open water for coastal wetlands of eastern Georgian Bay LSB B130A – 10:00AM