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.

Ontario Graduate Scholar 2018

2nd Place 2017 CEPS Scholander Award

Canadian Society of Zoologists 2017 Holeton Award

Fargol Nowghani

MSc Candidate

H. B. Sc., York University, 2017

Project: Effects of NaCl on mayfly larval ionoregulatory physiology

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar 2018

Ontario Graduate Scholar 2017

Fargol’s thesis is co-supervised by Scott Kelly

Elia Grieco Guardian

MSc Candidate

B.Sc., York University, 2018

Awarded National Canadian Society of Chemistry Silver Medal for Biochemistry 2017

Laura Ana Cuciureanu

MSc Candidate

B.Sc. York University, 2017

Effects of Beet juice de-icer on mayfly nymph osmoregulation.

Laura Ana’s thesis is co-supervised with Dr. Scott Kelly

Amanda Jass

Research Assistant

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

Awarded 2017 NSERC USRA

Jennifer Im

Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis

H.BSc. Candidate at York University

Hormone regulation of aquaporins in larval mosquitoes

Parth Palanpurwala

Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis

H.BSc. Candidate York University

Response of Malpighian tubules in larval mosquitoes to high environmental ammonia


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

Lidiya Misyura Masters Completed June 2018 with High Distinction and Nomination for a Thesis Prize. (Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship 2017; Offered an Ontario Graduate PhD Scholarship 2018; Offered an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship PhD 2018) Current Postion: Candidate for Masters of Management of Innovation, Toronto.

Gil Yerushalmi Masters Completed June 2018 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize. (NSERC Graduate Scholarship 2017; Vernon Oliver Stong Scholarship 2017) Current Position: Medical School Toronto

Sima Jonusaite PhD Completed December 2016 with High Distinction and Nomination for Thesis Prize, Co-supervised with Dr. Scott Kelly; (Ontario Graduate Scholarships 2014 to 2017) 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 (NSERC Graduate Scholarship 2009)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE LAB

Amanda Jass Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018 (NSERC USRA 2017)

Elia Grieco-Guardian Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018

Vlad Yakobov Honours Undergraduate Research Thesis Completed April 2018

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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