June 21, 2018

Congratulations to Lidiya Misyura on her Masters degree. Lidiya’s thesis will be conferred with high distinction and nominated for the yearly thesis prize. Best wishes to Lidiya on her next endeavour at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Master of Management of Innovation and her future goals.

June 13, 2018

Congratulations to Gil Yerushalmi for defending his MSc thesis which is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The examination committee recommended awarding Gil’s MSc with high distinction with a nomination for the yearly thesis prize. Best Wishes to Gil as he embarks on his next challenge, surviving a trip to southeast Asia and then Med School at U of T.

April 11, 2018

Congratulations to the talented people in the lab:

Congratulations to Andrea Durant who was offered an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

Congratulations to Lidiya Misyura who was offered an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, an NSERC Post Graduate Scholarships -Doctoral Program, and a position in the Master of Management of Innovation Program at UTM!! A collection of exceptional achievements!

Congratulations to Fargol Nowghani who was offered an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program.

March 21, 2018

Fargol Nowghani presented her recent work on the effects of salt pollution on mayfly larval physiology at the 2nd Biennial Mayfly Symposium in the Best in Science Symposium series organized and funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Thank you Trudy Watson Leung for organizing a great day of mayfly research.

May 20, 2017

Congratulations to Heath MacMillan for being awarded the President’s Prize and Andrea Durant for being awarded the Holeton award at this years annual Canadian Society of Zoologists meeting in Winnipeg.

Congratulations to Gil Yerushalmi for being awarded an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship and being offered an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

May 5, 2017

The lab recently returned from the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago, Illinois where Andrea Durant was awarded 2nd place prize in the Scholander competition for her work on ammonia excretion in larval mosquitoes; Gil Yerushalmi competed in the Scholander competition for his work on cold tolerance physiology in fruit flies; and Lidiya Misyura was selected to deliver an oral presentation in the “Trainee driven research” special symposium.

Scholander 2017 Awardees

December 5, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Sima Jonusaite for her PhD degree. Sima’s thesis will be conferred with high distinction and she will be nominated for the dissertation prize at York. Sima is now set to join the laboratory of Dr. Aylin Rodan at the University of Utah for a Postdoctoral position.

October 3, 2016

The lab just returned from a successful and inspiring International Congress of Entomology 2016, Orlando, Florida. Peter Agre gave a sensational, humble and inspiring talk! Andrea presented her PhD work on Rh50 proteins in mosquitoes, Sima presented her septate junction work, Gil and Lidiya presented their undergraduate research and Andrew presented some preliminary work on effects of high environmental ammonia on larval mosquitoes.

September 13, 2016

Congratulations to Gil Yerushalmi for his first publication: “Chronic dietary salt stress mitigates hyperkalemia and facilitates chill coma recovery in Drosophila melanogaster” in the Journal of Insect Physiology. This was Gil’s undergraduate thesis research. Congratulations to Hina Akhter for publication of her aquaporin MSc research in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A and to Lidiya Misyura who co-authored both of these papers.. two papers in a day from her work as an undergraduate!

May 30, 2016

Congratulations to Melika Zadeh Tahmasebi for publication of her undergraduate honours thesis, and to Phuong Bui for a second publication from our lab. Their work has shed light on how larval chironomid Malpighian tubule function is affected by salinity and will appear in Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology.

July 1, 2015

Sima Jonusaite and Andrew presented in the symposium titled “Osmoregulation: From magnesium to mosquitoes: A tribute to Klaus W. Beyenbach” organized by Peter Piermarini and Edward Blumenthal at the Society for Experimental Biology annual meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.