Best Wishes for your Post Doc Dr. Sima Jonusaite!!! Hope to see you at conferences and keep in touch.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Gil, Lidiya and Andrea for Conferral of their Bachelor of Science with Honours (Gil, Lidiya) and Master of Science (Andrea) Degrees.
Thanks to Gil, Lidiya, Andrea, Sima and Heath for excellent presentations of their research at the annual Insect Biotech Conference. Congratulations to Sima Jonusaite for being awarded 2nd prize for best Long talks at the conference.
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.
Well done Gil Yerushalmi for being a finalist for the HI Battle and GF Holeton awards at the CSZ 2016 meeting presenting his undergraduate thesis work.
Congratulations to Lidiya Misyura and Gil Yerushalmi for defending their Undergraduate Honours Research Theses in exceptional fashion!
Congratulations to Lidiya Misyura for winning the Best Talk in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Ontario Biology Day 2016.
Fargol Nowghani (Research Practicum) and Lidiya Misyura (Honours Research Thesis) presented their undergraduate research work at Ontario Biology Day 2016 at Ryerson.
Sima’s initial novel work on claudin-like transmembrane septate junction proteins in mosquitoes is now published in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Stay tuned for more of Sima’s great work!
Congratulations to Lidiya Misyura for her first publication. Here’s to many more!
Welcome to Heath MacMillan (Banting PDF) who joins us to work on the physiological mechanisms of cold tolerance in Drosophila.
Thanks to Jonathan Tebbi (NSERC USRA) and Adil Qadari (Research at York) for a successful and productive summer of research.
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.
Congratulations to Hina Akhter for successful defense of her Masters thesis!
Just returned from the APS Intersociety Meeting in San Diego. Thanks Marjorie for giving us the tour of USD, looking forward to continuing to work with you. It was great to meet Peter, Ed and Patricia and to speak with Julian.
Congratulations to Adrian Ionescu for successful defense of his Masters thesis.
Congratulations to Sima Jonusaite on her recent Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award!
Just returned from the fantastic Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference 2014 held in El Calafate, Argentina. Thank you Ron, Fernando and Rolando for the invitation and the wonderful meeting!
Wishing Phuong Bui all the best in her new position of Laboratory Technician in our Department’s undergraduate teaching program.
We wish Lisa Robertson the very best at her new position of Assistant Professor, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. We already miss you!
Welcome Helen Chasiotis to the lab. Helen’s Postdoctoral research will focus on knockdown of genes in mosquito larvae.
Congratulations to Melika and Rida for successful defense of their Undergraduate Thesis!
Congratulations to Shayan for successful defense of his Undergraduate Thesis!.
Welcome Phuong Bui to the lab (Lab Research Associate).
This week Sima presented her work on septate junctions at the Molecular Structure and Function of the Apical Junctional Complex in Epithelia and Endothelia International Conference in Merida, Mexico.
Welcome Lisa Robertson to the lab. Lisa (PostDoctoral Fellow) will be researching the neural and endocrine control of ion transport at the anal papillae of chironomids and mosquitoes.
Welcome Hina to the lab. As a Masters Candidate, Hina will examine changes in ion and water transporter expression levels in larval mosquitoes. Also today, Adrian embarks on his Masters where he will look at ammonia transporters in larval mosquitoes.
Congratulations to Jesmila for successful defense of her M Sc. Thesis. The examination committee recommended awarding the degree with High Distinction.
Congratulations to Yonatan for successful defense of his Undergraduate Thesis!
Yonatan Muyal will defend his undergraduate thesis on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 2pm in FQ 201 and Jesmila Marusalin will defend her Master’s thesis on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 10AM in FQ 201.