Donini Lab

People

Andrew Donini

Principal Investigator

H. B. Sc., University of Toronto Mississauga 1998

PhD., University of Toronto Mississauga 2003

PostDoc, McMaster University 2004-2007

Andrea Durant

PhD Candidate

MSc, York University, 2015

Thesis Topic: Mechanisms of ammonia excretion in larval and adult mosquitoes.

2nd Place 2017 CEPS Scholander Award

Canadian Society of Zoologists 2017 Holeton Award

Lidiya Misyura

MSc Candidate

H. B. Sc., York University, 2016

Thesis Topic: Characterization of Aquaporins in Larval Mosquitoes

Awarded the Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship in Science 2017

Gil Yerushalmi

MSc Candidate

H. B. Sc., York University, 2016

Thesis Topic: How diet affects insect cold tolerance.

Awarded the Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship in Science 2017

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar 2017

Fargol Nowghani

MSc Candidate

H. B. Sc. Candidate at York University

Project: Effects of NaCl on mayfly larval ionoregulatory physiology

Ontario Graduate Scholar 2017

Fargol’s thesis is co-supervised by Scott Kelly and Sima Jonusaite

Amanda Jass

NSERC USRA

H. B. Sc. Candidate at York University

The effects of external ammonia levels, different ammonium salts and ions on ammonia excretion by mosquito anal papillae

Elia Grieco Guardian

Research Practicum

B.Sc. Candidate at York

Elia is working primarily with Lidiya to study Aquaporins in mosquito larvae.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS THAT HAVE WORKED IN THE LAB

Heath MacMillan Banting PDF September 2015 to June 2017; Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University

Helen Chasiotis PDF from September 2013 to August 2015; Current Position: Research Associate, University of Toronto

Lisa Robertson PDF from October 2012 to September 2013; Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

Sima Jonusaite PhD Completed December 2016 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize, Co-supervised with Dr. Scott Kelly; Current Position: PostDoc The University of Utah

Hina Akhter Masters Completed March 2015

Adrian Ionescu Masters Completed September 2014; Current Position: PhD Candidate, Laurier

Jesmila Marusalin Masters Completed May 2012 with High Distinction; Current Position: Nurse

Azadeh Nasirian Masters Completed October 2011

Elsie Tachie-Mensah Masters Completed July 2011; Co-supervised with Dr. Suraj Unniappan; Current Position: Medical School

Hang Nguyen Masters Completed November 2010 with High Distinction

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

Lidiya Misyura Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2016. Awards: a) Ontario Biology Day 2016 Best Oral Presentation in Cellular and Molecular Biology. b) AGSBS Dean's Honours Thesis Award 2016.

Gil Yerushalmi Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2016

Jonathan Tebbi NSERC USRA Completed Summer 2015

Adil Qadari Research at York Completed Summer 2015

Rida Bukhari Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2013

Melika Zadeh Tahmasebi Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2013

Shayan Ezatollahpour Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2012

Yonatan Muyal Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2012

Olimpia Del Duca Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2011. Awards: Ontario Biology Day 2011 Best Oral Presentation in Physiology and Toxicology.

Asma Ali Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2011

Sima Jonusaite Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2010

Adrian Ionescu Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2010

Jesmila Marusalin Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2009

Marjan Naeeni Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2009

Azza Ramadan Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2009

Garghi Dhora Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2009

Rafael Bayramgalin Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed December 2008

Hang Nguyen Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed August 2008

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