Tuesday, December 18, 2012 — 2:00 PM EST

MSc Proposal Defense

Student:     Jessica Leung

Title of Proposal:     Implications of acute metal toxicity (copper and nickel) in the Hyalella azteca species complex

Supervisor(s):     J. Witt, G. Dixon

Committee Members:  M. Servos, W. Norwood

Time:     2:00 pm

Place:     EIT 2014

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, December 7, 2012 — 1:00 PM EST

MSc Thesis Defense

Student:     Monique Boutsivongsakd

Title of Thesis:  Examining the Growth and Stable Isotopes of Phytoplankton and Periphyton Communities Exposed to Oil Sands Reclamation Strategies

Supervisor(s):     G. Dixon

Committee Members:   B. Butler, A. Farwell

Chair:     Brendan McConkey

Date of Defense:    December 7, 2012

Time:   1:00 p.m.

Place:   B1-273 (Gleave Library)

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, December 7, 2012 — 9:30 AM EST

MSc Proposal Defense

Student:     Imran Khamis

Title of Proposal:  Effect of combined sodium arsenite and cadmium chloride treatment on hsp gene expression in Xenopus laevis A6 cells

Supervisor(s):     J. Heikkila

Committee Members:     B. Dixon, B. Duncker

Time:     9:30 am

Place:     B1-273 (Gleave Library)

***All Are Welcome***

Thursday, December 6, 2012 — 1:00 PM EST

PhD Proposal Defense

Student:     Laura Sauder

Title of Proposal:  Ecology and metabolism of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in engineered freshwater biofiltration systems

Supervisor(s):     J. Neufeld

Committee Members:  T. Charles; B. Butler

Time:     1:00 p.m.

Place:     EIT-1014

***All Are Welcome***

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 — 9:30 AM EST

Biology Department Retreat (for Faculty only)

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Stone Crock, St. Jacobs

Monday, December 3, 2012 — 1:00 PM EST

MSc Thesis Defense

Student:  Anthony Bauer

Title of thesis:  The Identification of Oil Sands Naphthenic Acid Structures and Their Associated Toxicities to Pimephales promelas and Oryzias latipes.

Supervisor(s):  G. Dixon

Committee Members:  R. Hall, M. Servos, A. Farwell

Chair:  B. Dixon

Time:  1:00 pm

Place:  EIT-1014

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, November 30, 2012 — 11:08 AM EST

Biology Annual Holiday Party!

Cocktails: 6:30 pm

Dinner: 7:15 pm

Golf Steakhouse, 598 Lancaster Avenue, Kitchener

Tickets:

$25.00 - faculty & staff

$15.00 - students

Tickets can be purchased from Jenniffer Fleet until Nov. 26

Friday, November 23, 2012 — 8:30 PM EST

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Marc Champigny (McMaster University)

Title of Seminar:  Next generation prospecting in the Yukon: mining a native Canadian extremophile for essential stress tolerance traits

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

View Poster:  Champigny.pdf

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 — 10:00 AM EST

Student:  Adrienne Smith

Title of Proposal:  Effects of the 2000 Rule Curves on Upper Rainy River Food Web and Spawning and Nursery Critical Habitats

Supervisor(s):  M. Power

Committee Members:  K. Oakes, J. Marty, K. Smokorowski

Date:  November 20, 2012

Time:  10:00 am

Place:  B1-266 (Dean's Conference Room)

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, November 16, 2012 — 3:30 PM EST

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Denina Simmons (Environment Canada, and Post doctoral Fellow, Biology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Shotgun proteomics and protein profiling; applications to aquatic ecotoxicology

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

View poster (pdf) Simmons 2012

Abstract:

Friday, November 2, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Stephen Michnick

(Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal)

Title of Seminar:  The hidden impulses of incredible shrinking cells

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

View Poster (PDF) Michnick 2012.pdf

Friday, October 26, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Adriano Senatore

(Recent PhD Graduate, Biology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Functional and evolutionary insights gained from the cloning and expression of two ion channels from the snail: a homologue of voltage-gated T-type calcium channels, and a sodium leak channel homologue termed NALCN

Abstract:

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

MSc Proposal Defense

Student:  Adam Masson

Title of Proposal:  Hepatic Proteome Analysis of Rainbow Trout Exposed to Environmentally Relevant Concentrations of Bisphenol-A

Supervisor (s):   B. McConkey, M. Vijayan

Committee Members:   M. Servos, M. Marsden

Date:  October 25, 2012

Time:     1:00 pm

Place:    B1-273 (Gleave Library)

***All Are Welcome***

Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 10:00 AM EDT

BGSA Apple Cider Fundraiser   

Date:   Thursday, October 25

Time:   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:  under the link between B1 and ESC

“We will be selling hot apple cider and apple fritters and also Biology T-shirts at the event!”

BGSA

Friday, October 19, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Brian Dixon

(Professor, Biology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Evolution of teleost immune systems: The Road Not Taken

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

View Poster (PDF): Dixon seminar_Oct19.pdf

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, October 12, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Owen Woody (PhD Candidate, Biology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Platypus Warfare: Float Like a Duck, Sting Like a Bee

Abstract:

Friday, September 28, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. David Rose

(Professor and Chair, Biology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Food for thought and thought for food: How do we get nutrition from starch?

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

Host:  Dr. Susan Lolle

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

MSc Thesis Proposal

Student:              Amy Morrison

Title of Thesis:   Assessing the use of δ180-P04 analysis for tracing source inputs and cycling of P: Applications to the Grand River

Time:                   1:00 pm

Location:              B1-266 (Dean’s Conference Room)

Supervisor:           W.D. Taylor, S. Schiff

Committee Members:   R. Smith, V. Hiriart-Baer

***All Are Welcome***

Friday, September 21, 2012 — 3:30 PM EDT

Biology Guest Seminar Series

Speaker:  Dr. Robin Duncan

(Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Department, University of Waterloo)

Title of Seminar:  Novel lipases and new beginnings

Time:  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:  PHY 150

Host:  Dr. Susan Lolle

All are welcome!

Duncan poster Sept. 21, 2012.pdf

Friday, September 21, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

MSc Thesis Defense

Student:              Jana Tondu

Title of Thesis:   An interdisciplinary approach to monitoring the hydroecology of thermokarst lakes in Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory, Canada

Time:                     1:00 pm

Place:                    B1-266 (Dean’s Conference Room)

Supervisors:           R. Hall, B. Wolfe

Committee Members:   Bill Taylor, J. Sweetman, T. Edwards

Chair:                    M. van der Meer

***All Are Welcome***

Monday, September 17, 2012 — 2:30 PM EDT

MSc Thesis Defense

Student:     Neha Sethi

Title of Thesis:   The interaction of chemicals isolated from municipal wastewater effluent with rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) thyroid hormone receptors

Time:     2:30 pm

Location:     B1-266 (Dean’s Conference Room)

Supervisor:     M. Servos

Committee Members:   M. Vijayan

                 G. Van Der Kraak

Chair:         B. Butler

***All Are Welcome***

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 — 10:00 AM EDT

PhD Oral Defense

Candidate:  Seyed M, ERAM
Title of Defense:  "Investigation of Enzymes Catalyzing the Production of Acetaldehyde from Pyruvate in Hyperthermophiles"
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location:  B1-266
Supervisor(s):  Dr. Kesan Ma

***All Are Welcome***

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 — 12:30 PM EDT

MSc Thesis Defense


Candidate:  Nasim Ramezani
Title of Defense:  "Hydrogen Production by Desulfurococcus fermentans"
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location:  B1-273
Supervisor(s):  Dr. Kesan Ma

Committee Members:   B. Glick, B. Butler

Chair:    M. Marsden

***All Are Welcome***

Thursday, August 9, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

MSc Thesis Defense


Student:  Gustavo Cordova                                       Title of Defense:  "Magnetic Force Microscopy Characterization of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs)"
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location:  B1-266
Supervisor(s):  Z. Leonenko, S. Tang

***All Are Welcome***

Thursday, August 9, 2012 — 1:00 PM EDT

PhD Oral Defense


Candidate:  Adriano SENATORE
Title of Defense:  "Alternative Splicing of Lymnaea Cav3 and NALCN Ion Channel Genes Serves to Alter Biophysical Properties, Membrane Expression, and Ion Selectivity"
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Chemistry 2 Building (C2), Room 278
Supervisor(s):  J. David Spafford

***All Are Welcome***

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